Loosening of Self into Service

Notice what you are up to:

Resisting the intense

(often overwhelming)

responsibility

of caring for another human being.

Resisting sensation:

physical contraction of co-sleeping, carrying, breast-feeding

shoulders rolled forward, tight neck, sore back,

stillness filtered as stagnation

which is

actually Grace, Mystery

Abiding.

Instead: A Reckoning with what’s greater than yourself

while also perfectly accepting limitations.

All of this a huge gesture of love, a relaxation into the grace of giving, a loosening of self into service…

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One thought on “Loosening of Self into Service

  1. Jackie

    So beautifully expressed. And I know these feelings/thoughts deeply. What a most strange, frightening and amazing thing to have this little being dependent on you. And the dance I play with the emotions of it all.

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