Do you demonstrate loving-kindness to your kids? To others? How 'bout to yourself? Imagine a world where the first thing you apply to all relationships is loving-kindness. It would be filled with, well...love & kindness! Perhaps bullying would be a thing of the past. Work would be enjoyable and fun. We'd turn off the nightly news and laugh and play more with our children.
I'd sincerely like to bring more of that into your life. You've heard the saying "choose happiness"? This is the same, it's a choice. It's a choice to be loving and kind to yourself...and to your children. To let it be okay to put just as much emphasis into connecting emotionally with them as it is to tell them to clean their rooms and go to bed. I've met many really great parents who have the 'parenting' thing down...but don't know how, or are afraid to be vulnerable, and show/teach emotion to their children. And what I mean by teach is...allowing yourself as the parent to be okay with your own emotions, to show emotion in front of your kids, to accept, love and respect every aspect of your feelings. To love yourself so fully that the deepest parts of you are honored. Like, let yourself ooze love, be affectionate, speak kind words, love unconditionally...and demonstrate this to your child! Teach them that it's more than okay to express emotions and to love themselves and others unconditionally. Engage with them on an emotional level.
The more loving we are ----> the more we'll be surrounded by love----> the more love and kindness will come into play in our lives. We're made up of a soul and a body. While good parenting involves keeping the human part of us safe, protected, fed and functioning...there's the soul side that longs to remain a battery of love to share with others and to be present. That's what I write about and encourage you to instill and support in your children. Happy, loving, kind children will become happy, loving and kind adults.
First things first. Since it all starts with you...do you feel an abundance of self-love? Do you feel you're lacking in self-love? Are you open to shifting some worn-out attitudes and self-defeating thoughts? Then let's work on this together and create more loving-kindness in the world!
In my 3-prong approach of supporting self-love, emotionally engaging your child and inspiring creativity...I'll be writing inspiring blogs, books and emails sharing some ideas and wisdom (from myself and my mentors), on how you can live a life filled with love! Follow me and join the community. Let's raise our kids to know that their soul side, their true authentic loving Self, is so very important to living an abundant and happy life!
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