Keeping your children alive often feels like the sole duty of a parent.
This is called “keeping them safe,” but considering how hell-bent kids are at doing insane things, that can take almost all of your concentration.
But there's something else on a parent’s radar that goes beyond the immediate, let’s-keep-the-fires-at-a-minimum, day-to-day stuff.
The long game...
How do I help my child THRIVE in life and be the person they were meant to be?
There’s a model that explains where people tend to put their focus and energy.
It has four primary categories:
Important, not urgent
Urgent, not important
Not urgent, not important
Because we live and work in a high-pressure world, we have a tendency to focus on urgent things… even if they don’t qualify as ‘important.’
Raising our kids in a conscious manner, helping guide them to be amazing people with self-confidence and self-knowledge… this is IMPORTANT.
But in the face of getting them to school on time, making sure they’re eating healthy meals, keeping them from snowboarding off of the roof in winter… it’s difficult to think about the long game when the short game is so intense.
On top of that, once we sit down and start thinking about raising a conscious child, we may not know where to begin.
In the movie “The Matrix,” the main character Neo didn’t gain his true superhuman powers until first he discovered himself. His guide and guru in the movie – The Oracle – pointed to a plaque above her wall which read “Know Thyself.”
It’s often been considered the source of personal power: to know oneself.
Your kids could start on this life long journey NOW.