- Love overcomes everything and neutralizes everything that is unlike itself. –Ernest Holmes
- Self-interest and self-concern are the focal points of the false. You can’t help surviving. The real you is timeless and beyond birth and death. -Nisargadatta
- It is not the one who makes the mistake we should seek to destroy; it is the mistake itself that must be erased. No matter what the negations of yesterday may have been, the affirmations of today rise triumphant and transcendent over them. -Ernest Holmes, Science of Mind
- Success is what’s happening right now, and it has no opposite. –Stephen Mitchell, 2nd Book of the Tao.
- Two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I took the one less traveled by. And that has made all the difference. –Robert Frost
- If we will only stop long enough to not do the next thing, to listen and watch and wait, the next thing will be born through us. –Thefatherconnection.com
- Practice right conduct, learning, and teaching. -Taittiriya Upanishad
- Forget I, me, mine. This is the simplest, most important practice. –Satchidananda
- That’s why we’re here after all, to help others. –Carol Burnett, Actress
- Affirmation: I am understanding loving
- Mind-breath practice: Think one of the words below on the in-breath and out breath….. and then the next word …..repeat and continue until you feel calm and connection…..repeat during the day as often as you remember
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.