You get to practice the art of listening.
Most men/dads are hardwired to think they have to “fix everything”.
Especially when our children are emoting.
So we’re always quick to chime in with an opinion or answer to any “problem”...
and provide the “solution”.
I know I’m guilty of this.
But sometimes, if not most of the time, simply being a good listener is all that is necessary.
The trick is to then actually listen whole-heartedly and create a loving field of energy...
where our children (or partner/spouse) feels safe to share what they need to express/emote in the moment.
In doing so, we empower our kids to feel safe to share.
In mediation we get to practice this non-reactivity...
thoughts come up, sensations occur, emotions arise...
and we allow, observe and witness them without judgement or attachment.
In doing so, the intensity of any of these “energies” naturally softens...
which has been referred to as “the observer effect”.
This can have a powerfully positive impact on our relationship with our kids and life in general.
Keep meditating my friends.
Enter your name and email to receive Adam's 3-Minute Meditations...A Simple 28-Day Jumpstart To The Life-Changing Practice of Meditation.
By signing up, you give consent to have your name added to the Conscious Dads NEWSLETTER list, where you will be kept up to date with what's BREWING.
*3MM is a downloadable, digital product.