Want a change in our relationships, our parenting, our environment, our well-being?
We have to make the change.
This is a bit of a paradigm shift.
Think of how much energy is wasted worrying, fearing, dwelling on what someone else was doing without even realizing that nothing we do or think or say can change a person or situation.
It comes from us.
When we stop keeping score in our marriage, our partner stops keeping score.
When we are more thoughtful, patient, and lighthearted in our parenting, our children responded this way.
When we focus less on doing, and being instead. We connect with our children, have more fun, and get way more done.
It’s a challenge to put it on ourselves. Our first instinct is to blame others when things go wrong. Blame our past situations and believe that we’re not responsible for how we show up, for the energy we bring.
We can’t control everything that happens. But we control how we respond. And our response paves the way for the next experience and interaction.
It comes from us.
As soon as we start making the tiny changes each day toward being the person who we want to connect with and be with, a shift happens. In our relationships, in our environment, in our well-being. It’s all for the better.
One of the most wonderful and thought-provoking books I’ve read is The Awakened Family by Dr. Shefali Tsabary, she shares how this shift can revolutionize our parenting and our lives. It does.
“The reality is that as long as we focus on changing our children – or anyone other than ourselves – we’ll discover that it’s akin to trying to empty the ocean with a teaspoon” – Dr. Shefali
She’ll be in Evanston tonight, Saturday March 10.
You can register here with a discount by using the code SCHOOL15.
Join me tonight. Or, check out the book. It’s life-changing and life-giving.