Saturday, March 28, 2009

Dan Seals

I am so sad about his passing... so in his honor here are a few videos














Monday, March 23, 2009

No Problem!

:: No Problem! ::

Having a "bad parenting day"?

Whatever you're stressing about -- your child won't
stop whining... you're way behind on the laundry...
the baby nursed "all" night long... you yelled at the
kids *again*... etc., etc. -- remember there are two
components to every problem:

1. The actual condition
2. Your *belief* that it IS a problem

In other words, you don't *have to* perceive the
condition to be wrong or bad.

Would a baby see your mountain of dirty laundry as a
problem? No, because wee ones see the world AS IT IS.
They haven't been trained (yet) to pass judgment on
Reality, so they don't see the problems we see.

Well, if a baby can do it, you can, too! :-)

Today, try letting go of the idea that conditions
"should" be different than they are. Simply accept
them...

"No problem... It is what it is."

But don't confuse acceptance with defeat. You can be
accepting and still desire change. And change happens
*easily* when you're at peace with What Is.

http://dailygroove.net/no-problem

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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Invisible Tteaching

:: Invisible Teaching ::

The problem with teaching children *explicitly* is
that we are rarely aware of what we are teaching
them *implicitly*.

For example, if you tell your children to say
"thank you," the implicit lesson is that expressing
gratitude is something they *should* do whether they
feel like it or not -- not something that comes
naturally.

Better to say "thank you" yourself -- to model the
appropriate behavior *joyfully*. Joy is attractive
and, eventually, they'll want in on the fun!

Your child doesn't internalize what you *say* as
much as the *energy* with which you say it. Pay
close attention to how you feel and you'll notice
that teaching often carries a subtle vibe that
feels "yucky."

So when you must teach explicitly, clean up your
energy first. Otherwise you might be teaching the
wrong lesson!

When you teach by example, you are following the
advice of Gandhi who said, "you must BE the change
you wish to see..."

http://dailygroove.net/invisible-teaching

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