THE DAILY GROOVE ~ by Scott Noelle
:: The Canary In the Coal Mine ::
Long ago, miners avoided death by bringing canaries
into the coal mines. The sensitive songbirds would
react to small amounts of toxic gases, thereby
alerting the miners to the invisible danger.
In a way, our children provide a similar service.
We've been so conditioned to tolerate stress that we
often fail to seek relief from it, but our sensitive
children have no such tolerance. They often feel
*our* stress before *we* do!
So when your child seems particularly irritable and
reactive, it's a good idea to ask yourself whether
s/he might be reflecting *your* stress. Check in
with your body and emotions, and let yourself *feel*
Seek the fresh air of soothing, stress-free
thoughts, and then bless your child for keeping you
in touch with your Inner Guidance.