Although some adults have never even heard of it, there are many who reap the benefits of meditation. My son teases me about my meditation practices. Yet, I have found that he benefits from meditation as much as I do. Sometimes he even does so in a more fully developed way. Your child can benefit as much from your mediation as their own.
Meditation calms the spirit. The goal is to free your mind from the worries of the physical world and consider your spiritual journey. At times, you may even narrow the focus to a specific issue you are dealing with. Any mother can tell you that a time to calm is sometimes the only thing a parent really needs to get back to a rational perspective. Hence you can interact better with your child after you have a session of meditation.
Sometimes the answers come when you are not looking for them. When you meditate and you are in a relaxed state, it is similar to when you are falling asleep or waking up. Almost everyone has found an answer to a question in this state. The brain doe work in mysterious ways, but sometimes it only does so if we trust it to. That means you have to give it room to work instead of trying to control it.
Meditation is a great coping skill. As parent, it is our job to teach our children how to deal with the unpleasant aspects of life. The skills that we use to do this are called coping skills. Meditation is a great coping skill to offer your children because it teaches them to let go for a moment and simply sit calmly. If you want to give more focus to the coping skill, you can easily use a CD or other such guidance. When your children see you doing this, they are learning about meditation through your modeling. They are also able to see the change in your facial muscles and the way you are following the meditation. This allows them to see immediate results.
Meditation can lead to spiritual enlightenment. As you meditate, you open your mind to new thoughts and experiences. You may even open your mind to other-worldly experiences. The more spiritual you are, the less you worry about the day to day stresses of life. You are focusing on your spirit more than material possessions and other things. This helps you to relax as a parent.
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Source: Personal Experience