Sunday, August 19, 2012

A cold shower

This week I thought how easy it is to parent children but difficult to parent ourselves.  I haven't got it wrong believe me!

Think: our kids learn by example, and because we know this we soon start finding our shortcomings.  Trying to better ourselves to teach our children is a battle of wills, a struggle, an immense struggle.

This week I also came across a few words from the book The Witch of Portobello by Paulo Coelho.

Learn by teaching.

And I realised that was exactly it.  I am learning how to better myself and grow because my children's growth and understanding are invaluable to the world.

Whenever you focus on what you are doing like the simple task of washing up, focusing on each rub, being thankful that you have washing up to do and you are worshipping God, thanking Him, loving Him and loving all those around you.  

When we focus, stop and listen we do not just worship God but we are teaching our children how to find joy in the most mundane things in life.  How every excuse is given to us to love and give love.

When we stop focusing on the unnecessary stuff which this world make it look like its imperative for us not to do so, life not only becomes simpler and more joyful, but also fulfilled and thankful and of course full of love.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Looking inside my heart

Today I am tired.

I have been unkind to my children and sarcastic to my husband.

My body has been sluggish and tired.

My thoughts have been escaping my own mind for fear of what it might all imply.

But today also happened to be a change.  I've read once more part of the book by Anodea Judith - Eastern body, Western Mind.  It helped me realise many things.  Than I also just received an email from my spiritual mentor and saw how what she told me reflected what I was doing and feeling and not acknowledging.

Today I am tired but tomorrow is a brand new day which I will tackle with care and perception.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

A cold shower

This week I thought how easy it is to parent children but difficult to parent ourselves.  I haven't got it wrong believe me!

Think: our kids learn by example, and because we know this we soon start finding our shortcomings.  Trying to better ourselves to teach our children is a battle of wills, a struggle, an immense struggle.

This week I also came across a few words from the book The Witch of Portobello by Paulo Coelho.

Learn by teaching.

And I realised that was exactly it.  I am learning how to better myself and grow because my children's growth and understanding are invaluable to the world.

Whenever you focus on what you are doing like the simple task of washing up, focusing on each rub, being thankful that you have washing up to do and you are worshipping God, thanking Him, loving Him and loving all those around you.  

When we focus, stop and listen we do not just worship God but we are teaching our children how to find joy in the most mundane things in life.  How every excuse is given to us to love and give love.

When we stop focusing on the unnecessary stuff which this world make it look like its imperative for us not to do so, life not only becomes simpler and more joyful, but also fulfilled and thankful and of course full of love.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Looking inside my heart

Today I am tired.

I have been unkind to my children and sarcastic to my husband.

My body has been sluggish and tired.

My thoughts have been escaping my own mind for fear of what it might all imply.

But today also happened to be a change.  I've read once more part of the book by Anodea Judith - Eastern body, Western Mind.  It helped me realise many things.  Than I also just received an email from my spiritual mentor and saw how what she told me reflected what I was doing and feeling and not acknowledging.

Today I am tired but tomorrow is a brand new day which I will tackle with care and perception.