Being a parent is hard work. From lunches and homework to music lessons and sport practices, parenting provides a seemingly endless array of things to do. Yet being a parent is about so much more than raising smart, healthy, and talented kids. Raising children is a unique opportunity to contribute to the expansion and unfoldment of human awareness. By integrating yogic principles into your family life, you can take an active role in the evolution of consciousness.
Below are some easy ways to incorporate yogic principles into your child’s life and help your children build an awareness of their higher purpose. As an added bonus, they can help you stay on track, too!
To be a parent is one of the most beautiful gifts that life can offer. It brings lots of joy along with an added responsibility called Parenting! Maintaining an atmosphere of nurturing and caring is an art in itself and requires a lot of effort from both the parents. This article tries to look into some of the key issues of parenting…
Three Important questions we need to ask ourselves as parents:
- “Are our children staying in a house or are they staying at home?”
- “Do we have the confidence and conviction that our children will share and confide all that they do in their life?”
- “Will we be comfortable to know about what our children are doing from a third party?”
Father is the Head of This Family and Mother is the Heart:
It is rightly said: A House is made of Bricks and a Home is made of Hearts.” Home is where the Heart is. That is why a lodge can never become a home! And it only takes seconds to convert a home to a lodge….if the elements of love, faith and trust are missing
Rights lead to Fights; Duty creates Beauty
People set misplaced priorities regarding duties and rights. We tend to shirk duty and expect all our rights. We generally fight and demand for our rights. The important question to ask is, “Will we fight in the same manner to perform our duties?” Duties are investments, not costs. We invest in a relationship and honour each other through our duties. When managers perform their work sincerely, the rights of the staff are automatically fulfilled. Similarly when subordinates fulfill their commitments properly then the interests of the management are secured. Duties are a way of building goodwill and setting up an emotional bank account.
Spending quality time, a must for a happy family
We need to make a paradigm shift and spend quality time with each other in such a manner that everyone in the family is charged to recognise their challenges as opportunities to grow and excel. It is very easy to do so. One has to just think with a positive attitude and bring in innovation and creativity. Like, the dinner-time need not just be for dinner, but an assembly of the members wherein each member shares the experiences of the whole day. Each one shares his/her problems and there is a collective brain storming done to arrive at an optimum solution. After all…a family that eats together and prays together stays together
Children close their ears to advice but open their eyes to examples
The next generation is always more intelligent than the previous one. The previous generation has more experience than the next. Why interact with an attitude of experience verses intelligence? Let us work in collaboration i.e., intelligence and experience together to solve a problem! Let us be role models for them to emulate so that they have confidence and trust in our learning.
This is the joy of parenting… seeing the child grow, to have clarity of thoughts, self-confidence leading to self-efficacy to create exemplary leadership and managerial qualities. That would be the best way to give back …. A generation capable of leading the country to greater heights of glory and fame.