With their Absorbent Minds our children absorb even our hidden thoughts and emotions. Living with a child is the most profound spiritual practice. And yet when we live with intention and honest effort, when we recommit ourselves each night and reawaken ourselves each morning, our children catch the trajectory of our development and they absorb our meaning and purpose. Then there’s self- forgiveness. We pursue the guilt that motivates and we let go the guilt that shames and blames us. So living with children is an enormous spiritual work which we live out with a sense of silliness and fun! We do our best with our children and trust that they will do better with theirs.

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