Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting
By Myla and Jon Kabat-Zinn (1997)
While going through some major inner changes, when my kids were young, I hit the bookshelves for some supportive tools. My lack of patience, during that time, was a contrast to the serenity I was striving to attain on the inside. Not to mention the type of environment I wanted so much to create for my children.
I found this book that brought some insight into things I was missing, in my search for enlightenment, that included my children into the whole equation.
“….in Everyday Blessings, Jon and Myla Kabat-Zinnshow how parents can enrich their lives and the lives of their children through mindful parenting–that is, by honoring the fullness of the present moment, and within it, the inner potential and beauty that reside in our children and ourselves…..”
Its so easy, as parents, to get caught up in the quick moving of everyday life…on automatic pilot at times it seems…that we might have difficulty seeing our kids fully in moments so easily missed. Especially when things are not going as we would like them to. The result can be the difficulty in giving them a gift of what they really deserve…your own non-judgmental, conscious, fully accepting presence. It helps with the understanding of how lack of awareness fosters patterns that damage both parent and child. However…mindfulness can bring healing and transformation into the process. The end result is nourishing the souls of our children.
A definite good read for those that want to share the joy of spirituality with their kids, not so much by telling them…but more importantly showing them.
Review written by Jasmine@majickalgarden.com