Posts Tagged ‘purpose’

Spread Peace, Love & Laughter

Spread LoveCan you guess whose life purpose this is:    To Spread Love & Laughter?  This could be the purpose of a priest who adds comic relief with a ventriloquist show for children at the end of each mass.  This could be the purpose of a circus clown of Cirque du Soleil.  Or, this could be the purpose of a stay-at-home mom of three.  It is not what you do; it is how you do it that matters.  This is your individual contribution to the world.  This is the cool thing:  you get to give your life its meaning – not me, not your children, all you.  You get the privilege to create the meaning in your life, to find the sacred in the ordinary.   Read the rest of this entry »

Less to Need and More to Be – Part II

I am using a comment from the tribe to springboard more depth into yesterday’s blog post, Conscious Parenting | The Call to Raise Yourself.

Michelle,
I have been very happy to see your blog and watch it’s growth. I have sent several people to it over the last couple of weeks. I think you have really found something that suits you and that you have a gift for.  I wanted to share a bit of my experience and thoughts about Maslow’s work.  I find his work compelling but I feel it leaves out a lot of what makes us human.  Read the rest of this entry »

A perfectly present day – a gift in every way

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Mindfulness by Emily

As I wrap up this day, I decided to tie a bow on and share it with you.  Today was a day of all important and non-urgent matters. Here is a snapshot of living in the flow – happiness now and a clear vision for the future.  You know when you experience it…contentment, joy, peace. Read the rest of this entry »

Care Instructions

If only our children had arrived with care instructions, parenting might be easier.  However, they did not and I believe that was intentional.  It is the process of learning our children’s care instructions that life unfolds and we create and experience our purpose in this role called parenting.  The “conscious” part of the job is remembering that each child has individual care instructions, and has been given to us to care for and to grow in the best conditions we can offer.  With the proper proportion and combination of acceptance, respect, discipline, freedom, trust, and love, our children can flourish to their fullest potential and we will have lived a life on purpose.     Read the rest of this entry »

My home is heaven on earth

Allow me to disclose:  I believe in the Montessori Method of education.  AND this blog is not to convert you, so please read on.

The greatest influence (and there are many), the Montessori Method has had on our family lifestyle is the premise of our home as a prepared environment.  As the gardener, I see my duty to constantly and consistently plant and weed, plant and weed.  Maintaining beauty, order, and simplicity that create an envionment of love, peace, and creativity.  I believe an orderly physical world gives order to the mental world.  I know when I can function best and I expect nothing less for my children. 
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