Posts tagged ‘spiritual growth’
I was talking to my friend Ike the other day. We were having one of those long philosophical talks about life in general. We started talking about our spiritual journeys and how we all need to grow and that we’re not here for nothing…there is a purpose to all of our lives as individuals. He then went on to say something on the lines of ” I really don’t understand why (generalising) when people have children, they put their own spiritual growth on the side pretty much as soon as they know a baby is coming and fully focus on that child.” The laws of the Universe will always tell you that you have to nourish yourself before you can love or nourish anyone else. We talked about how this can have a detrimental effect on everything because you are not focussed and in tune as you would be if you were on the path of spiritual growth.
So if you are a parent/guardian with responsibility over a child, even if you take out 15-30 minutes per day, make sure you do something for you. whether thats some really deep breathing/meditation or joining a class that you have always wanted to or just reading a good trashy novel. Dont forget to do what makes you happy. Your family will all benefit from it.
And don’t feel any guilt – you are allowed to have time for you.
My good friend Asare sent me this clip to view. I loved it. David is an amazing person with great perspective and he’s very logical. I have visited his website and signed up for newsletters and videoclips. I’ll keep you posted.
This clip is one of a whole series so it is worth doing a bit of digging and seeing what David has to say. I agreed with everything he says in this clip.
I’ll probably be at this one. It’s funny because I was thinking about honour today and what it really means. I’ll write a summary of the talk soon after. If you do go, please make a donation of whatever amount you can so that this great organisation can continue their work and help more people in need. Thanks.