"But mindfulness, precisely because it is not formulaic and because it has to do with the quality of our experience as human beings and the degree to which we can pay attention in our lives, is truly universal in scope, and therefore relevant in virtually al circumstances. Everybody has a mind, everybody has a body; everybody can pay attention intentionally; and everybody's life unfolds only in moments. Mindfulness doesn't tell us what to do, but it does give us a way to listen, a way to pay close attention to what we believe is important, and to expand our vision of what might be in any situation, under any circumstances.
As parents and as people, no matter what we are facing in our lives, we are all capable of remarkable growth and transformation if we can learn to recognize and tap our deep inner resources and chart a path that is true to our values and to our own hearts. It does take work, but not much more than we are already doing. What it really involves is a rotation in conciousness, to where we can appreciate the deep seeing that comes out of present moment awareness, allowing what is best in us and in our children to emerge." --Pg. 35