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Posts Tagged "awareness"

“The Tao Does Nothing, and Nothing is Left Undone.”

Posted by on Dec 20, 2014 in Blog Posts |

“The Tao Does Nothing, and Nothing is Left Undone.”

“The Tao does nothing and nothing is left undone”, is a pearl of ancient Chinese wisdom inspired by the Tao Te Ching written by Lao Tsu. This is not an admonishment to be lazy and do nothing, but rather, this is a call to exercise Wu Wei, non-striving, natural and effortless action, following and surrendering to natural law. It means to live with an understanding of the Tao, the natural flow and rhythm of life, to live in alignment with its wisdom and not fight against its principles. Lao Tsu...

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Flow With Reality… Be Here Now… Embrace the Present Moment… Inhabit Your Body and Your Birth…Allow…Accept…Surrender…

Posted by on Nov 17, 2014 in Blog Posts |

Flow With Reality…  Be Here Now… Embrace the Present Moment… Inhabit Your Body and Your Birth…Allow…Accept…Surrender…

A popular childbirth education method begins their classes by telling women there is no physiological reason for them to feel pain in labor, and then schools them in ways to escape from, and to disassociate themselves from the birth process, and that, with their method, “many women experience short, comfortable labors, like those of the Hebrew women in the time of Moses, that last no longer than three hours.” The quote below is one they share with class participants. “According to...

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Present Moment, Wonderful Moment

Posted by on Apr 25, 2014 in Blog Posts |

Present Moment, Wonderful Moment

“The difference between misery and happiness depends on what we do with our attention.” Sharon Salzberg Making a conscious choice of where we will place our attention and awareness is as important in labor and birth, as it is in everyday life. During labor will you allow your attention to drift backward to past challenges, or create fearful, potential future scenarios, or will you remain anchored to your breath, mindfully aware of each present moment as it arises and passes? The conscious...

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