Sarah Napthali‘s book Buddhism for Mothers really resonated with me when I read it a few years ago. Its messages of being truly present with your children and practicing self-compassion are gently expressed but so powerful. It crystalised a lot of things for me – especially the quote above, which adorns a cupboard in our kitchen.
“I may as well show up for my life in the present moment rather than drift off in thoughts of the past and future.”
It’s such a simple idea, but it can be acutely hard to do sometimes. Especially when you’re having a difficult time.
I hope that our little picture book contains some of this wisdom (in rhyming couplets). I could write a thesis on all of the thinking behind our book, but I’ll stick to just writing a few blog posts instead.