I have four small kiddos, and being a mother is a whole different kind of spiritual path, IMO. I would like to know if any of you who do practice meditation, or prayer/devotions, how do you work this into your daily life - surrounded by noise and interrupted frequently?
I have been practicing using daily household tasks as a form of meditation for a while now (nothing teaches impermanence like dishes and laundry LOL) and allowing my children to be my gurus, grounding me in the present... I'd like to hear from other mamas as I feel it's time for me to add or refine some aspect of my daily practice.
Responses from all faiths are welcome, if you have wisdom or experience to offer!
(FWIW I am not intending to forgo beginning a practice of meditation in solitude - I realize that is important and is something I'm trying to work into my life.)
Answer by Kaialee at 10:48 AM on May. 21, 2009
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Answer by Freela at 5:21 PM on May. 20, 2009
It is very important to me that I have my "mom" time. It isn't too big an issue now that my kids are older. I just tell them mom is listening to her Ipod, "don't bug me"! When they were younger, my evenings were "my" time. I was diligent in establishing a good bedtime routine with them so that once they were in bed, the rest of the evening was for me and my hubby.
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