Being present; a quick reflection on being a dad

Had a lot on my mind the other night, there is an ongoing area of my practice that I feel must change soon. When by myself, this seems to be consuming me and I know it shouldn’t. I have noticed it keeping me from being present.

My wife had to work and the little man and I were hanging out riding bikes around the neighborhood. Even as distracted as I was, when your child is riding their bike, you must be paying attention — being present. Later, he was doing his homework as I was cooking dinner and I noticed myself distracted again. Just at that moment he gets my attention with “Daddy, can you help me with this?”. Time to be present, time to help with homework.

As I tucked him in that night, I took a deep breath and thought about what he taught me that evening. Being present…

…joining palms

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