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“My Hara My Mother’s Womb”


Abstract photograph of yellow and gray light

Photograph by John Diamond, M.D.

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?

The belly – the cave. I immediately think of the womb, and that certainly relates to Swadhisthana.

The center of my universe was my mother’s belly-cave, her womb. As it was for her when I was within.

And I am – always – as her.

The center of my universe, my Hara, my Xia Dantian is my mother’s Womb, her Love, ever within me, as I am ever within her.


Mothers & Mothering,