Saturday, January 15, 2011
Every time I sit down to read a book on parenting, my focus slowly turns from Isha to my own conditioning from the past, my wounds and fears, my fragmentation and hypocracies, etc. I am now convinced that truly effective parenting can come only from deepening our own life experience, working on transforming into integrated beings ourselves. If parenting is understood as a collection of techniques to be put into practice, it will remain hollow and ineffective. The best way we can be effective parents (or even educators, for that matter) is by being a source of inspiration. I read somewhere "Aspire to inspire, before you expire". That aspiration to inspire is the only way to effectively parent.