It is my pleasure to endorse Enlightened Parenting and Ellen’s work as a guide for parents seeking a closer connection with their children. Ellen is an asset in the evolution of the mindful parenting revolution. She not only deeply understands this work and practices it in her daily life, but she is a patient and wise teacher of this paradigm.
There is no one else we call “ours” in the same way as we do our children. It is through this unique relationship that we have the power to truly transform ourselves and consequently transform our children. When we begin to dissolve the illusion that parenting is about the child, we can start to discard our deeply entrenched egoic agenda. Our ego is merely our shell that keeps us hidden from our own authentic self, and in turn causes us to parent our children in mindless ways. Instead, we must become attuned to our own feelings and reactions in each moment so that we do not merely transfer our own wants and needs onto our children. The paradigm must shift from one of lack, which stems from fear, to one of abundance and gratitude.
The revolution in connection with and containment of our children has begun. I trust Ellen as a guide on this journey.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Dr. Shefali is a world-renowned clinical psychologist, author of “The Conscious Parent” and “Out of Control, and keynote speaker. She specializes in the integration of Eastern philosophy and Western psychology, making her an expert in her field. Her message has the potential to change people’s lives for generations to come.