Lately, I have been working on the possibility of creating aliveness in everyday life. In younger times, we engaged in creativity, laugh, tease, play, dance and act in much more ways that created lively atmosphere in our life. However, as we grow older, responsibility, accountability, tight schedules, etc., etc., take over our once lively persona.
Is absence of aliveness bad?
It is though it is not apparent to us. The absence of aliveness deprives us of the element of feeling enthusiasm and hope at times. Emotions of stress, pain, self-doubt, fear, resignation and indifference take over our everyday existence. That translates into our family atmosphere as well. We exist, work, sleep and perform tasks necessary for survival. However, that is not the reason we are blessed with life of a human.
Absence of aliveness in our own being manifests in relationships; especially affects our kids. Carrying the emotional baggage of past erodes the aliveness and happiness of today. You cease to exist in present or count your blessings. Again, the same vibes surround your family and kids.
What is ALIVENESS?
|Being in the moment is being alive!|
Alive means having life, not dead. Going as per Dictionary. com, here is clear meaning of what does it mean by 'alive'?
So, being alive is not only being in existence, it refers to a state of being active, being exuberant, vibrant and full of energy. That comes when one is fully immersed in present and available for what is happening right now. Such existence does not have the shadow of past or fear of future, only being present to the ongoing moment.
Check this quote on ALIVENESS:
What is the Importance of Creating Aliveness while Parenting?
As a human when you feel alive, vibrant and full of energy, it generates in the whole environment. The people surrounding you like your spouse, parents or children receive the same energy and respond with equal zest.
|Situation 1- Response coming from your past culminating into anger towards kids.|
Imagine a situation, wherein you are exhausted and loaded with official work. You enter your home with this mind frame when you kid hugs you. However, being not available in present, as your mind is still stressed out, you respond with anger/ frustration. The result is the family atmosphere gets disturbed and your kids drift away from you.
On the other hand, while feeling alive and being in present, you can respond to the same situation calmly, thereby retaining pleasantness. Consequently, the kids will connect with you freely and you will be able to enjoy a happy environment after a hectic day.
Here are highlights of Creating Aliveness while Parenting:
1. Being available here and now as person
3. Responding to the present situation
4. Inspiring the environment to experience present
5. Ensure many happy moments for family
6. Connecting with kids at an elevated level
7. Ensuring the vibrant persona of kids
8. Teaching the kids to be alive at any given moment
9. Happy and optimistic family
We will discover more on Aliveness on next blog post, let me know your views and feedback on what I shared today. Let me know how you felt when you practiced aliveness while raising kids.
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