My Baby Is Silencing My Mind

We have a new baby boy (Taran) who just turned 6 months old.  He is our second son and the first (Shivum) is three.  Shivum, like all three year olds, is quite a handful.  Am thinking of making him join our online meditation class, so we can all have some peace and quiet in the house once in a while :-).  But this article is not about Shivum, it is about a very strange phenomenon I am noticing when I am spending time with baby Taran.

Long time meditators’ are intimately familiar with the wonderful silence that lurks in the background and provides the canvas on which they paint their life.  This silence is not the absence of sound, it is not the result of any act of will, it is not even of the mind and it has no material worth, but to us who care about the Truth above all, this silence is our most precious and adored gift.

Generally, the silence comes upon one’s mind spontaneously after the day’s work is done, or during a time of leisure, or when the earth gently withdraws into herself to prepare for sleep.  In one of my previous jobs, it would hit me as soon as I left the building.  Like a big welcome back hug.  But lately I have noticed a very peculiar pattern to its onset.  Every so often, when I am in the vicinity of baby Taran, making a fool of myself, as all daddy’s must, I feel the silence emerge.  At other times, he sometimes just gazes at me, as most babies do in taking in their environment, and the stillness is drawn forth spontaneously.

They say, of course, that babies are still deeply connected with life and the Source, and being near baby Taran seems to bring me into the gravitational pull of this energy.  In time, I fear, the long arms of society will eventually tear him away from the sublime and pull him into the material, but till then I plan on enjoying this unearthly bond we share.  A bond, we all share, but have lost sight of.  If you can’t find a baby to bond with, just shift your awareness away from your mind and towards your heart, you fill find nothing… but blissful silence within. This Silence is really Golden.

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17 Responses to “My Baby Is Silencing My Mind”

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    Everyday Disasters » Carnival of Family Life #50 Says:

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    skeet Says:

    I’ve always found being aound babies to be first stimulating (Can’t help it! I love babies and am excited to be around them!) then very calming and relaxing. This makes perfect sense to me.

    I’m a very late visitor for the Carnival of Family Life.

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    Anmol Mehta Says:

    Hi Skeet, thanks for your comments – at this very moment my little one has discovered his massive voice and is pretending to be Luciano Pavarotti – so much for my silent mind :-)

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    Emma Says:

    I’m happy to say your post was featured in today’s edition of the Simply Delightful! Carnival! http://treehousejukebox.wordpress.com/2007/06/12/simply-delightful-carnival-2/

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    Remote Backup Says:

    Great blog!
    I love babies

  12. 12
    Anmol Mehta Says:

    Remote Backup,

    Nothing like those pooping, crying, ga ga goo goo machines. Thanks for your feedback.

    Best,
    Anmol

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    Carnival of Fatherhood | Time for Dads Says:

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    maiaoming Says:

    a) I have a 2.5 yr old and now a 7 wk old and have just in the last few weeks been following your yoga series and indeed, I have found bonding with baby brings me right to the heart of mindfulness and being in the moment – and trying to practice with the 2 yr old very difficult but she also demands attention inthe here and now
    b) I LOVE this blog, your videos, etc. I feel like you’re really ‘down to earth’ and sharing honestly from your experience and I appreciate that immensely.
    c) You’ve also done a great job using all the web 2.0 technologies to your advantage – good example of how to maximize a blog!

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    Spiritual Baby « Cville Working Moms Says:

    [...] So I loved reading similar experiences from this online yoga teacher about the silence his baby introduces into his life… the cliche, of course, is that babies keep you up all night and scream and cry and disrupt your life – but I am feeling that my baby is actually bringing me an enormous amount of peace. [...]

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    Anmol Mehta Says:

    Hi Maiaoming,

    Thanks for all your inspiring comments and sharing your experiences with us.

    Also, loved your post on your blog. It echoes the sentiments of an enlightened master who said that once when he saw a young girl smile at him innocently, he realized clearly that it was the entire Universe that was smiling :-).

    Cheers,
    Anmol

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