Motivational Monday-How Can You Bring Spirituality to Parenting?

April 6, 2009 at 10:11 am | Posted in 1 | 4 Comments
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Here we are in the midst of the hectic life of being a mother/father.  If you are like me, you have days filled with basic activites-teeth, hair, beds made, meals, meals, meals, meals, shopping, homework, driving to and from, hurt knees, hurt feelings, squabbling, and all that fills every minute of the day. Not to mention any of the other tasks and duties that are not directly related to parenting.

You have certainly heard find the time, get up early, stay up late, stop doing something so you can spend time being spiritual, make a routine of it.  And guess what happens?  Refer to paragraph one to know what happens if you aren’t sure.  Who are they kidding? We just can’t add spirituality in.  It is not essential or necessary.  It will be interrupted anyway so why try?

Why try?  Who cares?  I do. You do.  We need to find this thing called spirituality.  We need to be able to find that peace and harmony.  With spitituality we can have our self esteem, our energy, our freedom to be our best selves.

So how find this elusive thing called spirituality?

Start with taking five seconds at a time.  You can definately find this much time!  There really is no excuse for this short moment.

In the five seconds you can

  • give thanks,
  • offer courage,
  • feel connected,
  • feel humility,
  • know the universal energy is with you.

With your hands you can bring them together in prayer touching first your thumbs, and along to your pinkies.  Or you can use arm these vairations.  All have straight arms, the palms spread wide twtiching your fingers as you go through the five spiritual parts.  You can have them at your sides, .  You can twist at the waist.  You can reach to the sky.  You can raise your arms up and down at your sides or in front of you-being sure that as you go up your hands are facing up and as you go dowm your hands are facing down.

Your motivation for this week is to find these five seconds.  Let yourself find a few of them every day.  Be clear that this is your five seconds of spirituality.  And let others know how you are doing, what other ways you have of bringing spirituality into your life.  To comment simply click the title of this article and put your thoughts down.  They the ability to inpsire so many.

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  1. Notice the birds as you walk to school with your children.
    Thank the dishwasher for doing all the dishes.
    Thank husband (often) for buying the dishwaher.
    Notice the beautiful blue of the sky when there is muddy spring muck beneath your feet.
    Bless your children as they fall alseep.
    Notice one good attribute about a person you clash with.
    Tell them.
    Thank someone sincerely for something they have done or said.
    Smile as if it may make a difference to that other person.

    • These are great simple ways to bring spirituality into your life. Everyone can find things just like these that are part of your everyday life. What I think we are both saying is that spirituality can be a part of your ordinary life. You do not need to go and find it somewhere, have special time for it, or be uninterrupted by your role and duty as a parent.

      Here in NH it is mud season so we have lots of mud under foot right now LOL But there is no sun above, so I will feel the refreshing air and breath this in to bring spirituality to me.

  2. This was nice. Thank you.

  3. Glad to hear from you. Hope all is going well.


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