Mothers & Mothering

“The Matrotrophic Photographer”

From the Greek tropos, a turning, is derived our tropism, a turning movement of an organism. So phototropism is an organism, especially a plant or a tree, turning towards the light. And as a photographer, I turn to the light: always aware of it, always relating to it.
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“Mencius: His Philosophy Inspired by His Mother?”

It would well seem that Mencius was perhaps the most inspired – and so inspiring – of all philosophers. His basic belief was that our inherent natures are naturally loving just as it is the inherent nature of water to run downward.
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Audio Lecture: Three Thoughts About Mother Love

Dr. Diamond offers three insights on this central topic, one involving birthdays and the other two case histories in which he was able to help the patient’s relationship with their mother.
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“The Summation of Your Parents’ Souls”

Anguish is not believing you have a Soul – which, of course, we all always have. When is the Soul created? At your very beginning – the first moment.
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Video: The Critical Importance of Helping Mothers

Humans, of all creatures on Earth, have the most dependent babies, and because of this, the challenges of motherhood are tremendous. By giving mothers help to sustain their love, we will produce children without fear, and thus with no anguish, or hatred.
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“I Always Knew You”

I woke up this morning singing the last line of the traditional ballad “Johnny, I Hardly Knew Ye” but the words changed to "Mummy, I hardly knew you." And that, tragically, is so true.
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Video: We Live in Imagined Fears

We live much of our lives in fear, but those fears are often imaginary and are the ultimate reason for our life's anguish. They begin prenatally and are exacerbated by the modern birthing process. One in the Mothers and Mothering series of videos.
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Audio Lecture: Creativity and the Lap of Comfort

Dr. Diamond offers a profound reflection on the nature of comfort - and how the true purpose of the arts is to provide it. A talk from November 2020.
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“Mum’s Ring – Our Enso”

Many times my mother’s spirit would come through and mention her ring which Suzie now wears. Mum’s ring – our Enso.
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“My Hara My Mother’s Womb”

Referring to the Hara, Zen Master Daiun Sogaku Harada: “The center of the universe is your belly-cave.” The Hara, the Xia Dantian – is it the second chakra, Swadhisthana?
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