hot tub epiphany–parenting

Iman big eyesThe price of manifestation in this one-song-uni-verse is a wild, open, chaotic stew, where every thing and all things erupt.

The suffering my adult son is experiencing–all mothers carry this: “the mother gene,” with a scouring empathy for our offspring. If we allow, it burnishes us empty.

I bear suffering differently, now–as everymother, shouldering this particular flavor of stew.

It is not personal.

The only way, is through. All that is required is noticing, which by its very nature, is infinitely compassionate and eternally loving. No longer diving into the painful soup with him does not make me a bad mother. I’m a better mother for not doing so. I’m here, available, filled with love for my son-who-is my-very-own-self.

He knows my cell number.

© Amrita Skye Blaine, 2016
I took this snapshot about forty years ago.

 

 

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3 responses to “hot tub epiphany–parenting

  1. Ella

    Dear Am, This is so poignant, beautiful. Thank you.

    much love, Ella

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  2. Rabi'a Laurie Neeno

    what a great epiphany and inspirational for us all- I used to wonder how Quan Yin could bear to hear all the cries in the world and now I am sure she also had this same hot-tub epiphany! ❤

  3. Arlene Metrick

    Beautiful… Really beautiful! Both the photo and the post. What a journey to get to that place in ourselves…
    Love you! Arlene

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