Family: A cycle
Family is the core of most of the individual’s existence.
The atmosphere, health, and mental stability of the family form the character of a person.
As I was trying to understand the importance of family and what role each individual play, I somehow was able to relate it to a cycle.
When I related family to a cycle, I was clearly able to understand and establish the importance and role of each member of the family.
How is a family a cycle?
An average sized family consists of a mother, a father, a son, a daughter and one or two elders.
So when I related such average sized family to a cycle, I got this beautiful understanding from it.
Father, the front wheel:
The father, the person who is a major contributor to the family’s livelihood is the front wheel of the cycle.
He is the first to face and get dumped into an obstacle or other stoppages on the road. He is a shield that first suffers and then saves other parts from suffering.
He is the one who encounters every situation first.
Son, the back wheel:
The son is the back wheel of the family cycle. Is runs or walks under the shadow of the front wheel (The father).
The son learns from the front wheel, he grows and moves. He understands the way the front wheel navigates and adapts accordingly.
The son is also one of those who gets impacted and handle the situations that the family faces.
Mother, the chain:
Mother plays a very important part of the family cycle. She pays the role of a chain in the cycle.
She maintains coordination between the front wheel and back wheel.
She makes sure that whatsoever the father chooses, the son should understand and support him.
She suffers from the front wheel (the father) all that comes in the way and also passes some vibrations to the back wheel to make it aware of the situation.
She is the backbone of the family cycle.
The elders, handle and brakes:
The elders (grandparents) are like the handle and brake of the cycle.
They provide us guidance and try to navigate us in the proper path just like a handle on cycle.
Also, whenever they feel that we have lost our path or have lost our control, they apply the brake and try to bring us back to stability.
That’s what elders really do right?
Daughter, the oil:
Oil? Let me explain.
Family or cycle functions through its various part’s coordination.
Where there is coordination, there is possible of friction. The daughter just acts like the oil of love which maintains the health of all parts.
She ensures the smooth functioning of all parts. Her oil of love is in each part’s core and is the reason for their grace.
Home, the body:
Home or house acts as the body of the cycle where all the parts of the family cycle are aligned to each other.
Home gives them the required connection with each other.
When all these parts come together, work in coordination and play their role efficiently, the family cycle rides a long way in the society and the world.
A healthy family just needs two-wheel to run, a chain to establish and maintain the coordination of the wheel, handle and brakes to control the navigation, oil of love to main the bonding while a house to provide a place to build the connection between all the parts.
The role played by a member of the family may change according to situations. Sometimes a father and mother have to play the role of front and back wheel or sometimes son has to be the oil of love but at the end, a happy family must have all these roles played by its members.
It’s not important who plays which role, all that is crucial is that someone plays the role.
I am sure many will have a different illustration of the family but for me, this is the best that I can imagine.
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