Sunday, June 19, 2016

Mindful consoling

As parents, we are often consoling our children, and asking obvious questions - did you fall? Are you okay?

I am trying to take a moment to just be - here, lean in,let me hold you, oh, darling, I'm here. I'm here, and now. I'm holding her, present, breathing, needing nothing more. Her tears smear my cheeks, my neck. No stuff, no toys.  We are consuming nothing but space and oxygen. This is green, this is mindful, this is just a few moments of totally present.

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