Ram Dass Here and Now – Ep. 90 – Conscious Parenting

Conscious Parenting

As parents, we should cultivate with our children as quickly as possible the notion that we are fellow travelers, that I am in a role of caretaker and you as child, and slowly we are going to emerge as two friends. Through conscious parenting, you are becoming a Dharmic parent.

The Bhagavad Gita says, “The greatest birth is in a family of Yogis.”

That would reflect people who are not caught so much in the illusion of separateness. Small children, when in the presence of parents who are spacious and aware, allow the child to develop a “somebody-ness” but not at the level that it entraps them. Rather, it becomes a functional “somebody-ness” not an entrapping “somebody-ness”.

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