- We may rage, we may despair, we will taste the brutal pangs of attachment that drove Buddha from his palace and into years of practice and then profound peace. –Ben Connelly
- I can bring you happiness, but cannot make you happy. –Carolyn B.
- Whenever necessary, stop, build yourself up, regain your strength; and when the storm has cleared, continue. –Satchidananda
- Words of imperfection and discord have no power over me. –Rev. David Ault
- All communication is a request for or offering of love. –Gerald Jampolsky
- We (are learning to) stop using the Creative Power of the Universe to produce limitation in our life and, instead, begin to awaken to our vast possibilities. –Ernest Holmes
- We are here to be the miracle of ourselves, and to allow the miracle of life to express in and through us….through our willingness to still our mind… and see the Good all around us. —Kathy Juline
- We comprehend the Infinite only to the degree that It expresses Itself through us, becoming to us that which we believe it to be. –The Science of Mind
- As long as you believe only the outer world is real, you remain a slave. –Nisargadatta
- As you simplify your mind you will see how simple life is. -2nd Book of the Tao
- Affirmation: now I observe feelings and thoughts
- Breathing the words below on the in and out breath trains mind in both focus and direction and letting go
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 an 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.