Isn't that an incredible quote? I confess- I had to read it a few times before its fullness sank in.
I've been fortunate to have many inspiring teachers in my life, and Alex Iglecia is one of them. I even trudged across Boston on dark and cold winter nights to attend his meditation class. Alex is super intelligent, deep, and intense and I'm pretty sure I don't always get the full gist of what he says. But I dig that he's frequently discussing authenticity, integrity, and how to continue evolving.
During a recent online conversation, I told him I'm choosing to view parenting as a spiritual practice. So far it's been a great lesson in mindfulness. He responded with an enlightening answer, as always, "So is childing... it's certainly shift-worthy." And that, my dear readers, I do get.
I'm in the middle of reading Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting by Myla and Jon Kabot-Zinn. While I haven't finished it yet, I've already recommend it to several friends. It's been healing for my "childing" and hopefully will make me more conscious at parenting.