It is in these challenging times that we find the greatest opportunity to create positive change and to forge the pathways for positive self-talk. We can lay the groundwork for confidence and solid character and it all begins with the words we say and the love with which they are delivered. What is it that YOU would like your children to truly know about themselves?
What does it mean to be a conscious parent? That you will magically become all-knowing? That you will know the perfect thing to say in every situation? That you will never yell, feel frustrated or lose your cool when you find your little one climbing up and sliding down the back of the car roof while your other little one is drawing on the car windows with permanent marker?
Yoga to me can be practiced all the time, like meditation. Every single moment of every day, I try to be mindful, whether I am engaging with a janitor, a chef, an engineer, or a marketing colleague. I do set aside time for specific practices, but in truth, every moment of every day is my inner work.
If time holds us captive, it simultaneously offers the key to our liberation. Our shackles belong to the past and the future. In the present moment there is no past or future that is not contingent upon our attention to exist. Learning to manage our attention is the best way to manage our relationship with time.