“Steep not a kid in mother’s milk” is a statement found in ancient text that many misinterpret and few understand. It’s foolish to think the statement means that you should not eat meat and milk, or meat and butter, or meat and cheese at the same meal. The statement has nothing to do with your physical diet.
“Steep not a kid in mother’s milk” must be interpreted psychologically if it’s to offer you the powerful lesson it’s meant to offer. The statement has everything to do with how you train your brain to think.
The “kid” referred to in the quote is the SELF that you have given birth to by identifying with an idea that you assumed valid about you. It’s your creation. The “kid” and the “idea” are the same thing. And you are its “mother” – you give birth to the idea in your personality by identifying with it.
Mother’s “milk” is your attention – what you give your attention to, you strengthen in your personality. If you’ve given birth to the idea that you are clumsy, by identifying with that idea and assuming it’s true about you, then you’ve fed it mother’s milk; you’ve paid attention to the idea until it gained strength in your responses to life.
If you want to replace that idea about being clumsy with the ideal that you are refined and elegant, and if you want to make your new ideal real in your life, then you must stop giving attention to the idea that you are clumsy; you must stop steeping that kid in mother’s milk. Drop it by paying attention to what it’s like to be refined and elegant. Steep that ideal into mother’s milk until it gains strength in your personality.
It’s always fun to see the truth in ancient text, isn’t it.