Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Excerpt from Artemis Speaks: VBAC Stories and Natural Childbirth Information

Oddly, in a book meant to reach out to me as a pregnant woman; the most memorable part for me was this small excerpt about what it means for me to be a mother. What a great way to explain what I did today: I loved.

The Eastern woman's mind is such that many are completely satisfied with being Mothers. It's as if in the West we forget to valorize "love." What did we do today? "We 'loved', nourished and directed our children." From inside you can see what an accomplishment that really is. To love is to be near what is "real" in our life experience. Western minds want to see a materialization of what has been done but if we watch from our heart we can see that loving has been done but gone unattached and returned to the source: the infinite. Om.

-Letter to Nan, (author) April 4, 1983 from Radha Malasquez, Varanasi, India


Pink Dogwood said...

What a lovely quote! I might have to post that on my blog one of these days! I find it so encouraging and I think many others would too. Thanks. I'm looking forward to checking out more on your blog.

Spinach and Honey said...

Glad to hear that it resonated with you too.

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