Mindful Parenting Meditations
Mindful parenting meditations guide us into the stillness that is present in every moment.  It is from within this stillness that love and joy explode not just into our hearts, but throughout our entire being.  This stillness though, is an elusive space and one we think our way out of all too quickly.
We search for the stillness and silence that we sense is at our core and the place where we will find true happiness.  Of course, every moment presents us with the opportunity to enter into that space.  But, the distractions and assumed realities of our existence make finding such comfort, let alone keeping it, all but impossible.
One of the keys to the doorway of stillness and deep joy is found in our connection to our children.  Time and again our hearts melt when we observe and are with our children.  At these moments, we are in a state of pure awareness -- the joy creeps in without us knowing about it.  Then, without fail, our thinking mind kicks in telling us just how precious and wonderful is the moment.  That feels good, but we are no longer experiencing the joy of the moment; we are instead reflecting on a memory of the moment.  If only we could sustain that very present, very aware state of truly being with our child.  So it is every moment of our lives.  But it can be difficult to pierce through the moment into this stillness.  It is less difficult to do so through our connection to our children.
Mindful parenting meditations help us to find our way back to the space of stillness.  The following meditations connect us deeply with our children in ways that transend thought.  As with many of the verses, these meditations direct our awareness to our bodies, or our child's body.  As the energy that feeds our repetitive thinking is redirected toward the body, we open into the stillness.  We emerge from the meditations feeling refreshed and soothed.  When we are with our children, we find the doorway to joy slightly ajar.  We approach it and, perhaps for the first time, begin to peer inside.
Have the following mediations read to you or listen to a recording.  You may contact The Mindful Parent at info@themindfulparent.org and request that a free recording of the mindful parenting meditations be sent to you.  Or, read a meditation slowly and absorb and interact with the sensations elicited by and expressed in the meditation.
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