Monday, February 13, 2012

Growing up

     A couple of years ago, during a break in Ron Epstein's continuing education course "Promoting Mindful Practice in Medical Education", I overheard a group of young female physicians chatting about their children. One comment stuck: "I just hope they don't grow up to be assholes."
     Isn't that our hope for ourselves as well? We've all behaved in less than enlightened ways - many, many times. Yet, enlightened behaviour is always "at hand".

     As the hold of our conditioning on us weakens, and we see reality more and more clearly, we are increasingly more able to direct our thoughts, words and behaviour towards decreasing suffering, and increasing joy - for all.

     “The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature.”      Joseph Campbell 

     Listen to Pamela Druckerman, author of "Bringing up bebe. One American mother discovers the wisdom of French parenting"  being interviewed:

"Mamas don't let your babies grow up to be ........"


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