I found this short, simple meditation by wonderful mindfulness teacher Jack Kornfield. As the second anniversary of my mother’s death nears, I’m amazed at the many layers of new information I’m discovering with this meditation. Click on the title to hear it.
I am reminded that I really wanted to liberate my mom and make her life better. Make it possible for her to enjoy more creative freedom and power. Somehow I thought I was bound to bring her along with me to more of that liberation. In the end, how typical of the healer in me, well-meaning but arrogant! It was never my job to take on. Her life was full and beautiful and just right according to her soul path.
It is my job to make sure that I fully express my creativity and share my healing gifts. I’m here to embody the subtle, soft, comforting power that is my Medicine.
I wonder about the especially strong bonds and interconnected lives of mothers and daughters. Would love to hear your story of individuating from and continuing the good legacy of your mother.
me and Mom, 1967