Quest of a Lifetime

From Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting by Myla and Jon Kabat-Zinn, in Part One ("The Danger and the Promise"), chapter "The Challenge of Parenting":

As with any spiritual discipline, the call to parent mindfully is filled with enormous promise and potential. At the same time, it also challenges us to do the inner work on ourselves to be fully adequate to the task, so that we can be fully engaged in this hero's journey, this quest of a lifetime that is a human life lived.

^z - 2014-07-02