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We have to talk…

Published July 29, 2013 by uncommonmommy

We have to talk about maintenance, which is far more important than corrective measures. This culture is based on fixing things, as opposed to maintaining them. But once we start to maintain instead of constantly fix, the problems that vex us will become much easier to solve. It will no longer be a matter of fixing something as we think of it today. Right now, fixing something means getting our way. It should mean asking: “What do I need to do here?”

-Martin Prechtel

As parents we need to recognize that our children are whole.  The behavior they display is a testament to their experience here on Earth, their contact with other people and the reactions they witness.  It is not our job to correct.  It is our job to demonstrate.  To be present in each moment, good or bad.  To ask ourselves, “what does this moment require?”  To respond to the child not react to the behavior.


We are very goo…

Published July 29, 2013 by uncommonmommy

We are very good at preparing to live, but not very good at living. We know how to sacrifice ten years for a diploma, and we are willing to work very hard to get a job, a car, a house, and so on.
But we have difficulty remembering that we are alive in the present moment, the only moment there is for us to be alive.

~ Thich Nhat Hanh

“According to V…

Published July 27, 2013 by uncommonmommy

“According to Vedanta, there are only two symptoms of enlightenment, just two indications that a transformation is taking place within you toward a higher consciousness. The first symptom is that you stop worrying. Things don’t bother you anymore. You become light-hearted and full of joy. The second symptom is that you encounter more and more meaningful coincidences in your life, more and more synchronicities. And this accelerates to the point where you actually experience the miraculous.”

-Deepak Chopra