To parent like a guru – we inevitably learn to let go of everything we think we know about parenting.
To parent like a guru, let go of how you perceive yourself as a parent or grandparent. Let go of the stresses and the worries, plus the hoped-for outcomes of all the blood, sweat & tears you have brought to this role as parent or grandparent thus far. Let go of doing it right, being perfect, never failing your children, or feeling like a failure yourself. Parenting like a guru requires letting go of all of that, and more.
Parenting, taken on as a spiritual practice, is not about being in serenity every minute of every day; generating a perfect environment to instill everything you want for your children. It isn’t about meditating and silencing the mind. Parenting as a spiritual practice requires you to empower yourself to become more mindful, training yourself to notice your thoughts, feelings, and body sensations, as well as what has you choose to do what you do.
After publishing Cultivating Spirituality in Children: 101 Ways to Make Every Child’s Spirit Soar, I created a free, 28 day video-blog series; the intention of which was to make the material in the book more accessible (Click here if you’d like to receive the series via email). Then it occurred to me that many of you aren’t interested in a whole series of blogs, and that just one or two of these blogs out be of interest to you. So, here we are!