All this month I have been playing with gratitude and asking to be on a deeper level with BEING Grateful. For empowered parents, being grateful and having an active gratitude practice will create more joy and ease in parenting and be a strong model for your children to follow.
In my series, I have asked others to do the same. I am in awe at the ways that people find to open up and BE different as gratitude takes on an essence of showing us how we can BE more of who we BE!
Each month I host an opportunity for people to explore more and to have conscious conversations with one another. For me, this is such a gift, as I am challenged to take my empowerment practice to a greater level. And this month was no different as we delved into Being more Grateful.
Guest Blog Post by Gary Douglas
The only reason a bully has power is because you are not willing to expose what is actually
The one thing that allows bullying to continue is the fact that you keep it secret, you
have to be willing to put it out there and acknowledge it. If you do, you can seek help; if you
don’t, you are in trouble.
Bullies will only accuse you of what they themselves are guilty of.
In order to judge something or someone, you have to have been it or done it in one lifetime or another. So the next time someone is being a bully, listen to what they are saying. You will see that
everything they say is actually the judgments they have of themselves.
So what do you do if you are being bullied?
Before we talk about eliminating judgment from your life, perhaps we should explore why you would want to eliminate judgment. After all, haven't we all been taught that one way we decide what is right or wrong is to judge? Are we teaching our children the value of judgment?
My question is then, how is that working for you, for us, for our children, for our planet?
What is beyond judging and being judged? If you ask most people what they fear most in life and what stops them from choosing for themselves, they will tell you that they fear being judged. So, how valuable is judgment? Do we really need to judge others or ourselves.
Being an empowered parent doesn't come easy in today's world. It takes practice and acknowledging the value of empowerment for both parent and child. It also takes receiving support and being surrounded by people who continue to inspire and encourage parents to stay the course, when much of the world doesn't.
Undoubtedly, you have heard the benefits of being the attitude of GRATITUDE. You may even be tired of hearing, "Just be grateful."
I want to ask to what level do you experience gratitude? I have made every effort to keep a gratitude journal expressing all the events, people and connections that I have been grateful for throughout the day. And while I may not be as consistent with it in the past, I recently discovered a way to go deeper into my gratitude.
What I found is that gratitude is all about receiving and acknowledging my capacity to receive. In this discovery, I have been excited to write down in detail at least one thing that I am grateful for each day and WHY I am grateful for this person, event or circumstance in my life.
Mary shares her desire to create different possibilities for families and individuals who are looking to live a more conscious and aware lifestyle. BE YOU Parenting is for parents who want to BE all that they truly BE and to allow their kids the same privilege.