What is a mindful parent?
Here’s the truth of it- the journey is not easy. As we are expanding and shedding the layers to return to our truth, our children are walking the path alongside. Within family systems, one’s behavior is likely to impact that of another, especially when children are young.
There will many trials and tribulations on the path that will try and pull you back into old ways driven by patterns that no longer serve.
You may find yourself cutting your children out of much of their schedule activity to allow time for true free play. You may find yourself pulling technology and TV out of the house, to create space for something different. You may find yourself immersed in nature for great lengths at a time. You may find that they dress like the odd kid out at school as they have learned to self-express through their clothing, rather than conform. You may find that they aren’t Mr or Mrs. Popular at school, but rather have a few intimate relationships at school that reflect the truth of who they are. You may find that they would rather spend time alone than with others, or even YOU! You may find them sharing hard feelings and learning to express emotion in a deeper way, that you ever so patiently witness and hold them in.
You may find yourself allowing old relationships to fall away, as becoming present to yourself and your children become a priority. Ones that you are feeling resistance in, and would rather love and have compassion for a distance in. You may find yourself facing more and more rejection, as you feel, think and act differently than those around you.
You may find yourself saying no to overbooking your own schedule, to have moments in between life’s experiences to pause and reflect.
The costs feel significant. Until we begin coming into the rewards of choosing a way that perhaps the world is moving towards.
You may find them speaking more and more from their heart, rather than their logical minds. You may find them coming into asking for emotional support when they need it, rather than suppressing their feelings and having them leak out in other places in their lives. You may find that they can build a meaningful connection freely. Most of all, they may just be stepping into life that is most authentic and meaningful to them.
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