- The acceptance of reality is the only place from which change can begin. So many of the causes of suffering come from our reacting to people, places, things and circumstances in our lives rather than accepting them. –Archbishop Desmond Tutu
- When a person is sleeping soundly, free from dreams, with a still mind, that is the Self, fearless and deathless. –Chandogya Upanishad
- Though lacking senses Itself, Love shines through the working of the senses, unattached, all sustaining. –Bhagavad Gita
- I have set before thee an open door and no man can shut it. –Book of Revelations, Christian Bible
- Immortal Mind presents divine ideas as light, reflection and form of goodness. –Mary Baker Eddy
- We are ever receiving in the external what we have sown in thought. –Florence Scovill Shinn
- When our use of infinite mind is clean and clear it doesn’t color the appearance of the pure Self. It becomes a pure reflector of the Self to see Its own true nature. -Nisargadatta
- Oh Lord help me to be pure, but not yet. –St. Augustine
- Affirmation: I let go of fearful, limiting thoughts and now choose peaceful, grateful thoughts.
- Breathing the words below on your in and out breath trains your mind in both focus and direction.
These quotes are shared by Robert Rannigan, LPC, to touch, inspire, and motivate moms and dads to reflect upon what is important in their lives and those of their spouses and children. The role of fathers has been slowly changing over the years. Dads are now expected to be more emotionally involved with their kids and–most of all–desire more emotional closeness with them. To do this, men have to establish a sense of safety, certainty, and knowing within their own internal environments. Through increased mindfulness and focus, they will then be able to create these very things for themselves, as well as for the families they love.
Grouped by a common theme, “Quotes for Parents” bring words of wisdom, almost daily, from great minds—current and old—into the lives of modern parents (and the rest of us) to nudge them (and us) ever so closer to the mindfulness and self-awareness we should all be practicing every single day.
These quotes are provided as encouragement to observe the power of words and to choose your words carefully. In the morning, choose one (or some of their impactful words) to meditate upon and guide you in a positive direction as you navigate the day’s challenges.
This post was originally published on Robert Rannigan’s Daily Quotes for Parents and is republished here with his permission.