How are you doing on reading Section One? Any favorite parts you liked? For me, this part sticks out to me most:
"By no means are we suggesting that, in parenting mindfully, there is some ideal standard we have to measure ourselves against or strive to achieve. Mindful parenting is a continual process of deepening and refining our awareness and our ability to be present and to act wisely. It is not an attempt to attain a fixed goal or outcome, however worthy. An important part of the process is seeing ourselves with some degree of kindness and compassion. This includes seeing and accepting our limitations, our blindnesses, our humanness and fallibility, and working with them mindfully as best we can. The one thing we know we can always do, even in moments of darkness and despair that show us we don't know anything, is to begin again, fresh, right in that moment. Every moment is a new beginning, another opportunity for tuning in, and perhaps coming - in that very moment - to see and feel know ourselves and our children in a new and deeper way."
I love this passage because it reminds me to be patient with myself and not try to attain an unachievable goal. That in every moment I am achieving mindfulness even if I believe I am not.