I sometimes have a bad habit of “fast forwarding” life. Often I am thinking about the next moment while the current moment is still occurring. I plan what I am going to do after the children are asleep at night or how it will be easier when they are a bit older. More often than not this thinking robs me of the current moment’s enjoyment. Frequently this thinking causes me frustration when the next moment is not how I had already envisioned it. As if I have been robbed of that future I had so carefully crafted in my own head.
Mindfulness is sometime I am trying to cultivate. Enjoying the children as they are right now rather than how I hope they will be in the future.
I want to “hold space” for my children. I want them to feel so secure in their attachment and love that they feel free to explore who they are and want to be. Never do I want them to feel as if I wish for the next moment. I will enjoy them right now, in this moment. The future will take care of itself.