I have a vision. I have a vision of Mothers around the globe beginning their days in peace. I have a vision of our children experiencing a gentle calm surrounding them as they venture out into this too-fast world. I have a vision of each of us—myself included—growing in our capacity to experience an inner spaciousness that will inform our choices, our tone’s of voice, our inner resonance. I have a vision of truly living the proclamation that real peace begins at home.
May this “Mother’s Morning
Meditation” assist us all in connecting with our truest essence as we
begin our days and may that essence spill forth upon our children. May
we all shed our worries about all that has to be done, our urgency about
the ticking clock and break open our anxious hearts instead with the
beauty of present moment awareness. Notice intently the sleepy morning
stretches. Notice the sticky breakfast fingers. Notice the snail-paced
pulling on of socks. Notice and rejoice.
Good morning, dear Mothers. Today is a new day and all is well. All is
well. As I enter this day, I center myself with a deep, stilling breath.
And then another. I sit in the emptiness and experience myself, the
light in me. I greet myself with a smile and acknowledge all that I am
and all that I give. With eyes closed, I breath deeply again noticing
the many spaces within my being. I notice the places that I experience
as too-full. I notice the places that feel clear. I notice the places
that feel in need of nurturing. With this noticing, I allow the energy
within me to begin circulating, first slowly, then with increased power
finding all of the places that need emptying, discovering all of the
places that need filling and then slowly, so perfectly bringing the
energy inside of me into complete balance.
deeply again now experiencing the steady rhythm of all that is
happening inside of my mind, of all that is happening inside of my chest
and all around the rest of my beautiful being. I am grateful and know
that I may bring myself to balance again and again throughout my day. In
this moment, I imagine my body as a sturdy and flowing tree. Through
the soles of my feet, healthy, winding roots begin making their way into
the earth grounding me into my perfect balance. Through the crown of my
head I grow tall and expansive. I am both strong and fluid.
release this image and come back now into my heart center and feel
expansive with love. Here I am. And here is my day before me. I have
things to do and places to be. I have children who need me. And others,
too. Breathing deeply I know that I will find a pace for my words and
actions that allows me to meet each moment in my day with grace and
presence. I know that my life has meaning, sometimes even in the
smallest of actions. I know that I have time. There is plenty of time. I
will cultivate this feeling of expansive space in my home today and
treat my children with gentleness. I will hear their words. I will smile
at them and invite their thoughts into my heart. All that they are will
be safe and respected with me.
As I come to the end of this quiet
moment I take another healing breath and see myself with the same love
that I feel for my children. The love I will share with my children
today showers me, as well. I feel peace. I feel energized for the day to
come. I feel alive and ready to give.
thank you todays newsletter from A Journey in Mindful Mothering with Meghan Nathanson