This year is so special to me for so many reasons. One of them is becoming a mother, for the first time, and the experience is something I will always cherish.
From conception right up to birth, I witnessed how powerful a woman can be, creating life inside her; the pregnancy was a tsunami of creativity in many aspects: tons of ideas, a fierceness to execute most of them. Simply put, a transformation from a cocoon to a butterfly.
Lately, the word “mothering” repeats itself in my head like a mantra, it cannot be ignored but only be written and discussed.
Mothering, according to Oxford dictionary, means the following: to look after, to protect, to give birth to, to bear and to bring forth.
It’s true all this happens once a woman carries and gives birth to a baby, but if we want to go beyond human conception, mothering occurs whenever there is a seed of an idea to be brought to life. We are all mothers in many ways to our children, our thoughts and projects. With me, I’ve noticed I harboured a child and seeds of ideas lovingly at the same time. The challenge is to keep mothering both. Child and seeds of ideas. How? The words courage, love, mindfulness, grace come to mind.
Mothering requires a lot of energy, patience, perseverance but also kindness, unconditional love and… a village, be it your partner, your best friend/s or more than that. And mothering is a constant state of being, from conceiving to executing to bringing into life, and finally sharing the gift with the whole world. Mothering isn’t a selfish thing at all, mind you. You are the vehicle for something beautiful that is about to arrive in the world. A child chooses you to be his mother, an idea pops up in your head and is filtered through your heart, calling you to realise it. I’m sure you understand what I’m saying.
A particular seed of an idea has been with me for a while now, and only recently I could see more clearly how important it is to mother it. What I can share with you right now is that I want to spread the word of mindfulness to the world, in my own unique style, so stay tuned! Eyes are getting sparks, the heart is racing, all this silly excitement is uplifting!
Do you get high from just thinking how fantastic this idea you have is and do you get all tingly visualising all the possibilities of making a reality what’s in your heart? That’s me, and I hope you too. If you are a mother, an entrepreneur or a woman of the business world, you can relate to the above.
Mothering contains a lot of passion and devotion too. Devoting mind, body and soul to another human being to make him fly one day from the nest as a complete human being, passionate along the way for your mission. I feel the same for all my “children”.
Personally, I feel mothering is about manifesting goodness. A daily manifestation of goodness whether it is about being kind to ourselves, our child, our neighbour, our partner and friends or developing a good work ethic, empathy towards us and others, creating a life model that genuinely makes us move forward.
The word “mothering” is here to reveal its grand significance as well as to guide me in its beautiful maze of challenges. The point is we are all mothers or fathers, regardless. There is so much more to say about mothering, but these days I am challenging myself to feel more and analyse less….it opens up the heart, giving me space to create. I challenge you to mother more intuitively and see what happens.
May you embrace the journey of life x