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I recently took my daughter on a college trip to a small school in Wisconsin. It was a wonderful school, very strong and supportive both, and it was very far away. That my daughter has this opportunity to go here brought up a complex mixture of emotions.
So I, as I’ve learned to do with mindfulness, I choose a time to sit with this mix of emotions in practice. On one level, it was fairly easy to identify my now familiar set of parental fears and desires for her about this possibility… Those, I’ve done enough work with to recognize, acknowledge and then, as much as possible, let go. I do my best as a parent, and then allow her the space to figure out her journey, instead of trying to drive her journey from my fears or desires.