Stepping onto the spiritual path called parenting requires that you clarify, for yourself, not only what is compelling enough to step on the path, but what is compelling enough to keep you walking on that path.
People are often inspired to take that first step because it sounds exciting, feels exhilarating, and worthy of the commitment. Few follow through with the second, third, or fourth step. Why? Because it gets scary when we begin to stretch beyond our comfort zone. We begin to feel the discomfort of the reorientation that is naturally occurring as part of growing and shifting our awareness and our consciousness.
So, we have to know the truest desire that is within us that will have us step, one day at a time, towards what we truly wish to experience, for ourselves and for our children.
A client of mine, Sherry, who has many challenges communicating with her husband, shared that, what she wants for her children, is a capacity to clearly and openly speak their own thoughts, feelings, needs and wants.