Combining humor, honesty, and plainspoken advice, Momma Zen distills the doubts and frustrations of parenting into vignettes of Zen wisdom.
Drawing on her experience as a first-time mother, and on her years of Zen meditation and study, Miller explores how the daily challenges of parenthood can become the most profound spiritual journey of our lives. This compelling and wise memoir follows the timeline of early motherhood from pregnancy through toddlerhood. Momma Zen takes listeners on a transformative journey, charting a mother’s growth beyond naive expectations and disorientation to finding fulfillment in ordinary tasks, developing greater self-awareness and acceptance - to the gradual discovery of "maternal bliss", a state of abiding happiness and ease that is available to us all.
In her gentle and reassuring voice, Karen Miller convinces us that ancient and authentic spiritual lessons can be as familiar as a lullaby, as ordinary as pureed peas, and as frequent as a sleepless night. She offers encouragement for the hard days, consolation for the long haul, and the lightheartedness every new mom needs to face the crooked path of motherhood straight on.
©2006 Karen Maezen Miller (P)2014 Audible Inc.
I have learned so much listening to this book it has helped me change my perspective and mindsets for greater peace and happiness.
The narration is perfect slow enough for the density of text to set in.
My great wish now is to see the same for the author other book "Hand Wash Cold"
I will listening again many times for the pleasure and the wealth of understanding.
Thank you so much
Powerfully comforting for this mother of a toddler. Thank you, Ms. Miller, for helping me to incorporate my practice in this challenging part of my life.
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