The business of the day may over take your focus. Stressful situations can cause our minds to go in one direction or the other: either reliving past mistakes and challenges or imagining future obstacles or fears.
Each of these patterns of thinking keeps you from being mindful. Losing mindfulness in the moment takes you out of relationship with your child.
When you find yourself being challenged, take several deep breaths and connect with God through meditation. Meditation helps you focus and is the foundation for greater awareness.
During meditation, you take control of all of your thoughts and turn away from negative thoughts. Sit in a comfortable position, and imagine your mind as an empty room. If thoughts occur, gently push them away, and concentrate on the emptiness. As you become regulated, you become open to divine inspiration.
Meditation can allow us to listen for God’s answers to challenges facing you and your child. As your burden is released, you can be present and mindful of your child. You connect with your child and follow God’s guidance.
Meditation helps us to be prepared mentally and spiritually so that we receive what God intends for us.
“All my words that I shall speak to you receive in your heart.” Ezekiel 3:10
Ken Thom, MS, LPC is a nationally recognized Christian counselor and writer. He is available for parent and individual coaching. Ken is a Post Institute Certified Family Regulatory Therapist, Certified Coach and Great Behavior Breakdown Instructor as well as a certified BCI parent trainer. Ken's book Christian Parent Wisdom is a daily scripture based medication book for parenting children with challenging behaviors. Contact Ken.