I’m so pleased to introduce you to Kim from Mothering with Mindfulness: a blog about the journey of motherhood from an intentional place of connection. I really enjoy Kim’s writings about the natural world and her commitment to sharing that with her son. It’s apparent in her words and photos just how deeply she cares about both. Thanks, Kim for sharing here today!
Once in a while I get an “aha” moment. A moment that makes things a little clearer, provides some inspiration or just makes me think. Back in August I had one of these moments which has forever changed the way I “teach” my son.
I must prefix this by saying there has not been a whole lot of teaching my little man. He is almost four years old and in his short time on this earth I have learned that he is his own teacher, leading his own way on his own journey. I am here to guide, share and enjoy his journey, and a lot of times it is he who is teaching me.
I had the amazing opportunity to hear a very wise man speak when I attended that Art of Mentoring camp with my little man. Jon Young provided much inspiration during his two hour talk, but it was these words which really spoke to me…
“Teach by asking questions.”
For me this was a profound statement. One that made me rethink how we are approaching this learning journey we are on. I have used the art of questioning on many of our nature excursions, but I had not yet connected it to our everyday lives. Jon inspired me to take the art of questioning to the new level, a level which will expand both of our worlds to a new, much deeper level of both learning and understanding.
Have you ever had an “aha” moment which has made you stop, think and maybe change your course, even if just a little bit?