Mothers & Mothering

“All Civilization Needs”

The very essence of the work of the psychoanalyst George Frankl: 1. all children are born loving     and 2. human nature is essentially good.
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“Quickening: The Awareness of the Spirit Within”

To quicken: to give life, to vivify. The anthropologist Margaret Murray at the age of ninety-nine declared in her "The Genesis of Religion" that the origin of the religious feeling occurred long, long ago when a woman first felt the mysterious quickening and attributed it to an unseen Power.
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“Thoughts on Epicurus”

The Four-Part Cure of Epicurus (341 BCE – 270 BCE) "Don’t fear god, Don’t worry about death, What is good is easy to get, and What is terrible is easy to endure."
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“Perfect, Capital P.”

To capitalize the word perfect is to endow it with a newer, deeper, meaning.
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Video: Finding Your Mother’s Soul

By finding your mother's soul, you can find your own, and then free yourself of the anguish of human existence. A brief introduction to this cornerstone of Diamond's work.
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“The Death of Shisui”

About to die, the Zen monk Shisui was asked by his disciples to write a death poem. He grasped his brush, painted a circle – and died.
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“Go with Her Aspiration”

Go not with your mother's actions – but with her Aspiration, her Soul.
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“The Uterus Shrinks but the Womb Expands”

The uterus shrinks with middle age, but the Womb ever Expands –
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Maturation – not just aging – is ever more Knowing her love.
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“The Problem with the Lotus Posture”

The lotus posture long has puzzled me. For I find nearly everyone when examined in this position to be in a very negative state.
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