According to how-to-meditate.org, "if we train in meditation, our mind will gradually become more and more peaceful, and we will experience a purer and purer form of happiness." That's all well and good, but as a mother of two, working at home, and enjoying a social life, I do not have time to meditate. Even if I happened to carve out 20 minutes a day, there would be so much chaos and noise, I don't think I would find much peace.
But I do have my own form of mommy mediation.When I have been rocking my baby to sleep, and that moment when he finally drifts off. His eyes close, and a peace overcomes me. My heart rate slows as I watch his tiny lips pucker, and listen to his steady breathing. I get stuck somewhere between wanting to finally get things done while he sleeps, and needing to hold him longer.As I sit mesmerized by the beauty of my child's face, thoughts of all the spit-up, screaming, and poopy diapers dissipate. These are the most peaceful, happy moments of my life-- rocking my babies to sleep.
So next time you finally get into the "sleep zone", take those moments to really ingest the beauty of your baby, revel in the awe of motherhood, breathe slowly and smile :).
Love and peace,
Kerry the Momster