Monday, July 27, 2009

Practice and Mothering ... Reminders

From Buddhism for Mothers by Sarah Napthali:

Practice and parenting should be as one and we need not compartmentalize one from the other. If your child cries when you are half way through your meditation, your concentration needs to flow smoothly and without resistance and mental comment to what is required of you in that moment: comforting your baby. The carry over of the practice is more important that the practice itself.

Okay, step one: start practicing ... again!

Step two: taking 2 daily tasks and making them into times for mindfulness practice. Can drinking wine be one choice? Okay, walking the dog and washing the dishes.

Want to join me? What will you choose as your mindfulness practice? Let me know how it goes. I would love some company along this path.

1 comment:

  1. If I could get organised to choose something, I'd join in! I will, I will. When I find my stride. there's always a 'when'!
    I'm absolutely loving your blog by the way. I've got way behind with my commenting and replying but I'm reading along and have been right from the start. Love it.