Sunday, May 4, 2008

Time to breathe

I can't believe that more than a month has passed since I added to my blog!  Everything has been moving at such an amazing pace in my life and with the Consciously Parenting Project.  We are adding classes and have some wonderful people coming on board to offer more classes and services to meet the needs of the families who are seeking information and resources to create connection in their homes.  We're working on some really cool t-shirt designs and my book is coming along nicely.  I plan to have it widely available by the end of this year, so keep watching for details as they become available.  

But with all this excitement is a much needed reminder to keep the balance in my life: to make sure that I am taking time for my children to be completely present with them in the way they need me to be.  To take the time for those who are nearest and dearest to my heart and not let the busyness of the outside world take away from what matters the most.  

I also remind myself that I need to take time for myself.  If I am struggling, I cannot support someone else.  If I am not fully present on my own, I cannot be fully present with someone else.  And those around me, my husband and my children, need me to connect fully with them.  So, I set aside time for my work, time for play, time to reflect quietly alone, and time to connect with the other important people in my life.  I take the time to just sit and breathe.  I am modeling self-care for my own children, so that when they grow up they will know within themselves that it is good to take time for themselves.  It is good, for they are human beings, not human doings.  Who they are is enough.  

Take the time today to stop and breathe.  Just allow yourself to be.  For you are enough just the way you are. 

1 comment:

Ed and Sandra Hayes said...

Thanks for taking the time to write this blog. You are reminding other parents and grandparents that we all face the same challenges. We have the power to create our lives rather than just react to external factors.