Mindful Parenting starts with a simple mindfulness truth that we are not alone within our parenting battle-field, within the arena of discomfort, sacrifice, and confusion that children might create and to help you see that your stage is universal, deeply puzzling and yet surrounded with marvel, beauty, and plenty of unforgettable experiences.
I love this Socrates quote about the youth of his time written some 2,000 years ago: “Our youth now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for their elders and love chatter in place of exercise; they no longer rise when elders enter the room; they contradict their parents, chatter before company; gobble up their food and tyrannize their teachers.”
Give your family something special this Christmas, give them a mindfulness gift especially designed to strengthen the connection within your loved ones while sharing your heart, your time, your positive intentions and enriching your life-style.
Introduce ten tiny changes within your relationship world, making a conscious effort to create some special time with your family and friends changing some of your sub-conscious behavior patterns, nasty habits and uni-conscious fights.
First of all try to remember and note down 10 particular habits that occur within your relationship world with your parents, siblings, friends or with your partner.