Children are our Best Teachers

I recognise that life is made up of a series of moments and the real joy of life is to experience each ‘ordinary’ moment as fully as possible, rather than to be waiting for something ‘special’ to happen. I am so often thinking about where I’m heading, I don’t notice where I am.

My children, especially the younger ones, are my greatest mindfulness teachers. Today I was getting my 4-year-old dressed to go out for a walk when he began being playful, climbing on me and resisting getting dressed. We weren’t in a rush but I found myself telling him to let me get him ready as we were heading out for a walk. Then I realised, I was so focused on getting out for a walk so we could have fun, I was missing the potential of fun in this moment.

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