"Children raised with love and compassion will be free to use their time as adults in meaningful and creative ways, rather than expressing their childhood hurts in ways that harm themselves or others. If adults have no need to deal with the past, they can live fully in the present."
I really loved reading this paragraph and felt it is so true. I can see for myself how unpresent I am and struggling to become present and it is for exactly the same reason Jan mentions. Because I am trying to not repeat the cycle of my childhood I am spending so much time examining the past and reading/researching to implement a better future for my daughter. If I could just be present and intuitive life would be so much easier.
I hope as my daughter becomes older that she will be free from the past so that she can be present and then she can give me tips!