Waking up is our path to freedom. Freedom to choose our relationship with ourselves and others. Freedom to experience our lives in new ways. Freedom to respond (to our children) in new and different ways. Waking up means to wake up from the unconscious and habitual patterns that keep us locked in automatic ways of being. Waking up is our path to freedom, but it's not easy to do.
The promise of neuroscience and neuroplasticity tells us, however, that that change is always - until our least breath - possible. And though it takes dedication and courage, no singular path (to me) is more worth cultivating.