This book came into my hands some 20 years ago when I was around 20 and I tried reading it for at least 10 times. The first 100 pages kept me away from the book for a long time and once I was ready for it, once I was a bit more mature, I went into this Hesse's most amazing journey. This was the first book about meditation and spirituality that came into my hands. It had such a profound influence on me that I stayed awake night after night trying to meditate :). Hesse does not use the word 'meditation' and yet he writes about it beautifully. I still come back to it whenever I need inspiration and wisdom.
It is the best reading of our times. I love Hesse and this one is his best.
Try it for yourself and don't get discouraged by the first 50 pages.
Conscious Parenting by Nuit is an Inspiring, Valuable, Worth reading course with Great tools
I never read parenting advice books because my opinion usually differs from the rest I am into green parenting, simplicity parenting, love parenting (if such a thing exists :), soul parenting, so I found Nuit’s approach to be just a great nourishment for the soul. Working on our self-development holistically and as a family we empower our kids with love, beauty and creativity.
I found Conscious Parenting to be a very practical guide to day-to-day mindfulness game with some beautiful exercises. My work was challenging but inspiring. With Conscious Parenting we (our little family) followed the structure yet stayed firmly within the setting of freedom, followed the regular bed-time, healthy food, a proper exercise regime, and yet we were leaving lots of space for creativity, for games, for surprises, for love.
My life constantly reminds me of how difficult our job as parents is, and yet I truly wish to always come back to love. A health practitioner by profession I understand the importance of taking care of our bodies first yet because of my busy life-style I needed to 'switch-off' and center and the course 'cry' for the routine gave me this needed 'centering', roots, and a happy home to return to. Very grateful for the wisdom and care put into this course. Must try!
‘Practice Focus with Love with your kids and they will approach every single task with Focus and Love. To be able to exercise ‘focus’ in day-to-day life, a child should have time to relax, time for silence, time to perfect activities, time to focus & wonder.’ Nuit, Conscious Parenting
‘It is not natural to challenge the existing beliefs breaking patterns, and yet once you manage, you create a space for the new patterns to form, the ones that are filled with Love, Acceptance, Knowledge, and you give yourself & your kids a chance to Spiritually Grow.’ Conscious Parenting quote by Nuit
The quotes and images are from the Publisher's site: Conscious Parenting Quotes
This book was recommended to me as a self-help and management classic written 1,000 of years ago. To appreciate its value one must read it as a self-help and management book with a lot of attention to all the wisdom such ancient books carry.
I've re-read the book at different stages of my life and it gave me different insights. Its beauty is in its simplicity and I compare it to the reading of my favorite zen stories.
This is truly a classic with lots of meaning 'between the lines'.
Pick up a good translation so that this Asian wisdom does not get lost in the translation.
Author Nataša Pantović Nuit has told ShatteringtheMatrix that her latest book ‘Conscious Parenting’ is about the ways ‘consciousness' transforms into its golden possibilities’. Conscious Parenting is an Alchemy of Love Mindfulness Training Course published in 2015 by Artof4Elements.
Q. You say that the parenting is the most difficult job in the world. Why?
There are many variables that influence our kids growth and development and we as parents wish to understand them all. As any true and deep life experience, the parenting experience catches us unprepared. No matter how many books we have read and how many baby-sitting nights we spent with our best friend's kids, the child still surprises us with all that happens within its growth. However, we have no time for too many mistakes and our little ones are too precious for costly experiments.
Q: Your book Conscious Parenting is full of exercises, questionnaires, tips. How did you decide to create such a wide mix of tools?
A: The idea was to create a practical and inspirational guide to mindful living, a type of the self-development course for parents that wish to improve their parenting skills. My experience as a Management Trainer helped in creating the Alchemy of love mindfulness training, and with my new parenting role, it was natural to turn towards: Conscious Parenting. The tools within this 12 modules course include a variety of self-development and spiritual tools: Soul's Diary, Spiritual Parenting Diary, Developing Parenting Virtues, Meditations, Rhythm, Day-to-day Routine, Happy Family Structure, Cultivating of Relationships, etc.
It is a million dollars question: how do we still work on self-development increasing Love, Understanding, Wisdom even though the art of parenting is so complicated? How do we become more loving parents?
Q. What is the biggest problem of Parenting today?
A. It is easy for parents to lose themselves in Parenting Responsibilities, in day to day tasks, in screams of demanding children, within the piles of shit of their babies, within Parenting Rules and Roles. It is easy for parents to lose the connection with Her Majesty Love. A harsh or sceptical parent can easily subdue the life force of the child. An energy of a warm, gentle, loving parent will be absorbed unconsciously into the new forming mind that will so gain and maintain a deep devotion to Life.
For further inspiration read the full article: http://shatteringthematrix.com/profiles/blogs/conscious-parenting-and-kids-happiness