The conscious parent? Well, conscious of what? Unconscious of what? The path to becoming conscious of who I authentically am; my purpose, my values, my worldview, my head and my heart, my boundaries and what I want to share with the world so that I can use those instruments and qualities to connect to my child helping him discover, facilitate all that he is. This is what makes the connection between child and parent spiritual; a connection of service and sacrifice. It is how two beings grow, independently yet together. Continue reading
Writing is how I survive emotionally and intellectually. It is a tool used to help make sense of the experience in the world and least anchor myself into a safe space. Here is another poem from a book composed of poems and letters composed during pregnancy and that I continue to contribute to today. The poem is entitled “Negative Space.” Negative space is the space that surrounds an object in an image. The negative space and the object become interdependent in conveying an image. They both form the balance in an image. During pregnancy, this idea resonated with me; cells and the womb, a being and its mother living and growing together in their respective but complementary ways. This illustration formed by mother and child, of space and growth form the theme of Life.
The irony of the woman;
She, with her God, grow a Life
And for a lifetime live a love too strong.
The strength of a woman;
To witness that Life at a distance,
To be stronger than an attached Love
Life may grow
In the scriptures of Hinduism two very important words are used regarding one’s path in life. The awareness and understanding of these words will shape your life, for lifetimes. These two Sanskrit words are swadharma and paradharma. Sva means one’s own and dharma in this context means nature so – one’s own nature. Para means alien and so meaning – alien nature. Are our goals harmonized with our innate nature? The answer is the difference between our spiritual evolution or de-evolution. Continue reading
Let’s define our terms, shall we? This helps us get and remain on the same page simply because we should know what we talk about. We may hear words like Yoga all the time for example but when asked what it is we may start with, “ummmm, errr…” Continue reading