I recently found this piece on Mindful.com. As I read the article, it seemed as if the author was speaking directly to me as a parent. It’s worth reading the whole post, but briefly, the five expressions of mindful living that he outlines are:
1. I don’t know.
2. I was wrong.
3. I made a mistake.
4. It happens.
5. How can I help?
Think back to your childhood. How often did your parents say these words to you? What would it have been like if they had? Do you ever say these words to your children? Can you imagine saying them?
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Last reviewed: 14 Oct 2012