Wednesday, July 1, 2009
When my son was in kindergarten, the children made hearts out of clay for their mothers. I'm sure some of the moms put them in a box somewhere or even discarded them but for me, my son's heart is like the Hope Diamond. A finer gem could not be purchased for any amount of money. Every time I look at it, I am reminded of the simple and child-like qualities that are inside all of us. His heart also reminds me of the special joys of being a mother and the importance of nurturing our relationships with our kids. Ever since I've been home and out of work, I've been so hard on myself. I've been everything but nurturing. I'm trying to find all of my life's answers in one day. The harder I seek, the more elusive the answers become. But I've also noticed something else: every new day presents the chance to see the tiniest pieces of ourselves unearthed. We don't get the prize winning answer in one fell swoop; we get the tiny revelations. Many years ago, I participated in an Insight course. On the first night there, we were each handed a big clump of clay. Our task was to hold it in our hands and play with it for a while. Make shapes. Feel the soft material change and morph in to new directions. Finally, they asked us to dig in to the center of the clay. In the center of each persons clay was a gorgeous little crystal heart. Finding our truest passions is like sculpting that clay. The outside of ourselves changes many times over but our hearts are inside glistening and sparkling and just waiting to be excavated. So today, my wish and whole hearted intention is to
nurture my heart. I've experienced so many challenges over the years and through it all I have seen the tiny miracles and blessings manifest for me. There is still so much more to be revealed to me. I just need to keep nurturing myself much more and stop beating on myself. Little by little my true passions are becoming more visible. I am hearing the wisperings of my heart songs.
nurture my children. I want them to know and feel how strong, capable, loving and resilient they truly are.
nurture my marriage: I am so blessed beyond words for my husband. The world turned from shades of gray to vibrant, lush colors the day we found each other. I honor and support him for all he does and I am eternally grateful that he made us a partnership and a family.
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