Complaining is a negative force that stems from ungratefulness, discontentment, and lack. It judges and rejects the reality of your current situation, constantly disputing how your life "shouldn't be like this."
When we complain about parenting, we are judging and rejecting our families. Since like attracts like, complaining will attract more ungratefulness and discontentment into our lives.
No one said life would be simple, and no one ever said parenting would be easy. Somewhere along the way, we got caught up in the fantasy that things would be easier than they actually are. Unrealistic expectations keep us in a state of unconsciousness, which is the breeding ground for ungratefulness, discontentment, and yes, complaining. After throwing a tantrum because we did not get the family we imagined, we end up angry and upset with life.
Does complaining ever make things better? Has it ever lifted your spirits and made your day brighter? No. It's the thick fog that surrounds us, hindering our ability to see and think clearly. We must wake up and shake off the bewitchment that keeps us in the deep trance of unconsciousness.
Complaining distorts our insight, so we only see a fraction of the bigger picture. In order to enter the realm of gratitude, we must be intentional and proactive. Gratitude will elevate our state of mind, helping us see parenting from a fresh perspective. We will be able to see, understand, and appreciate the bigger picture of parenting..
What situations trigger me to complain?
In what situations do I find it hard to be grateful?
What steps can I take to stop complaining and turn toward gratitude?