Saturday, June 07, 2008

Blogger shares Moore's views of parenting

Today, Elizabeth A. Leib blogs about Thomas Moore’s parenting tips, presented in this month’s Natural Awakenings magazine. Leib writes, "[Moore] connects spirituality with parenting and the ways it can, for those who are alert, remove false virtue and increase faith. I particularly share his idea of the end goal: to help a child become a thoughtful, engaged adult."

In his article, Moore suggests, "When you understand parenthood as a spiritual calling, you will be able to do the work better and with deeper satisfaction. Spiritual vision gives valuable emotional distance and disentangles your own past experiences and complex emotions from the present, so that you don’t pile them up on your child. In this way, spirit and soul work together to make for good parenting."

This is an easily available download of Moore’s November-December column in Spirituality and Health.

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