“Parenting is the most difficult and important job on the planet. Try this meditation to help you visualize how to be a better parent.” – The Meditation Bible by Madonna Gauding
Shortly after my husband received custody of his daughters, I realized I would be a full-time parent. This excited me and scared me all at once. So I was grateful to come across this meditation and determined to see it through.
In the Best Parent meditation, I was to focus on the desire to be the best parent possible to my stepdaughters. However, all I could do was pray. I closed my eyes and prayed to God for help in guidance. I prayed for the girls and to help me be emotionally supportive of them, to help them learn and grow. And I prayed that he would guide and protect our family from all harm.
Several months have passed since I did this meditation, and I have felt God’s guidance every step of the way. Each girl has grown in her own unique way. Of course, we still struggle through their teen years, as any other parent would. But we are managing to do our best to guide and support these girls.
This meditation is an excellent way for parents to trust in a higher power to guide and protect their families. Meditating and praying, reading and researching, and seeking help from others more experienced than I have opened many doors for continuous improvement in my parenting skills. And one day, through our determination, these girls will succeed in their hopes and dreams and become the self-sustaining adults we are raising them to be.