“Although we might not become entirely free of ego, to parent consciously requires us to become increasingly aware of the influence of our ego. Awareness is transformative and is the essence of becoming a conscious parent.” – Shefali Tsabary
I’d just closed the book earlier in the afternoon. I’d finished reading “The Conscious Parent” by Shefali Tsabary.
Later that afternoon, here was the perfect scenario to test out and apply the books’ theories: shoe shopping with my 5-year-old and 2-year-old.
I consider myself to have pretty well-behaved children, but put them in an aisle lined with pairs of shoes, and tell me that Mother Theresa’s level of patience wouldn’t be tried.
I aim high by bringing my daughter into the store in the stroller, but once she spots the shoes, any hopes of keeping her contained is a lost cause. Unlike her mama who is still rocking Rainbows in October, she is a Shoe. Girl. She must try them all on immediately.
She jets off to my left, and I channel my inner chameleon skills by trying to keep one eye on her and one eye on the shoes. Never mind the fact that my son has disappeared on my right and I am one eyeball short of keeping a handle on the situation.Continue Reading