Friday, April 24, 2009

The Right Track

"Even if you're on the right track, 
you'll get run over if you just sit there."  
Will Rogers

I read Ekhart Tolle's book, A New Earth, a couple of months ago with my book club.  I got really fired up about it and even put some of Tolle's ideas into practice as I was reading.  It felt fantastic, and it made me realize that I hadn't read a book about spirituality in ages.  Not surprising, considering my daughters are one and three years old.

I found myself thinking back to my "pre-children" days when I had the free time to roam about bookstores with a coffee, engage in thought-provoking discussions with friends, take meditation classes, write in my journal and pursue other soul-fulfilling activities.  "Free time is such a luxury now," I thought to myself, "that it's harder to focus on my spiritual growth."

RUBBISH! I say.  (Even though I'm not British.)  Spirituality isn't just a hobby, it's a way of life!  Instead of seeing my sweet little family as an obstacle,  I have to start viewing them as a vehicle.  My girls can be my greatest teachers.   I just need to stay on the right track, and that's what this blog is all about.  I want to remind myself to be a wisdom-seeker; a beauty-hunter.  If I can somehow manage to inspire other mamas along the way, well that would be a beautiful thing!

So Mamas, I'd like to officially welcome you to my blog, and I invite you to check in with me whenever you wish.