Paramahansa Yogananda says, that no matter what we do in life “ . . . the ultimate end—which all other ends merely subserve—is the avoidance of pain and want, and the attainment of permanent Bliss.”
He goes on to say, “ Love gives joy. We love love because it gives us such intoxicating happiness.” But “ . . . love is not the ultimate; the ultimate is bliss. God is Sat-Chit-Ananda, ever-existing, ever-conscious, ever-new Bliss.”
As a conscious parent, reconnecting with, experiencing, and following your bliss has immeasurable benefits for your children.
Your children are sponges. They are learning from you directly and by osmosis.
If you are following your bliss, your children will naturally follow their bliss. You will be the role model of bliss they need to stay in touch with, magnify, fully embody and share their bliss.
Last week we began walking through a very practical, in depth, step by step process that you, regardless of your faith or current circumstances in life, can use to discover, access, use and fully embody your Sat-Chit-Ananda: ever-existing, ever-conscious, ever-new Bliss. We looked at the people, places and experiences that bring you bliss.
This week we’re going to continue developing your own personal recipe for creating and living a blissful life in each moment by looking at the activities you love to do; the things you love to use; the ideas and knowledge you love and have; as well as the problems, issues and needs you love to solve.
We’ll really delve into the “needs” ingredients as understanding and addressing our children’s needs, as well as our own, is the very heart of conscious parenting, conscious living.
Join us and create your own recipe for living a blissful life in each moment—bliss with your children, family, friends and co-workers; bliss you can live in, breathe in, eat in, play in, work in, rest in and sleep in.
Greg Phillips says, “We create our own world with the ingredients we put into it, so take care with your recipe.”
The Poet Saint Rumi encourages us to, “Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love.”
Writing in The Art Gallery in Transition, Hilde S. Hein, said, “ . . . what you define as “ordinary” can be full of bliss, elevating the rhythm of your life so that what used to be extraordinary is now a normal part of your day.
And Veronique Vienne said, “The only difference between an extraordinary life and an ordinary one is the extraordinary pleasures you find in ordinary things.”
Join us whether you are a parent, grandparent, caretaker, educator, expectant parent, or simply someone who wants to live a blissfully conscious and productive life with rewarding relationships in each and every moment.