Mothers are sacred…
The main difference between man and woman is that woman is capable of carrying and giving LIFE. A woman is perfectly designed to be a mother. Even when a woman is not a mother to her own child, she is mother to humanity, like Mother Theresa who did not have biological children but was mother of whole Calcutta.
The main manifestation is not physical: it is not our hips and breasts. The main manifestation is spiritual: in giving, self-sacrifice and utter belief that life is the most important.
Me, personally, when I gave birth to my child, I was reborn. Spiritually and physically. I thought I had an understanding of the world, but this understanding was so limited. Motherhood opened so much in me. I became a better person through motherhood. It is the most challenging and rewarding experience of my life. I cannot read newspapers anymore and even Finding Nemo cartoon makes me feel very emotional. Of course, motherhood is not the only way to spiritual growth and if you cannot have a child, you can become a mother to a pet, or a mother of your office or mother earth (incredible hippie!).
In modern society we are forced to believe that career is primary and motherhood is something that should be left for later in life. Indeed, we have to be able to feed the child before we give birth. Society portrays motherhood as an endless burden. Yes, being a mother is challenging. Yes, you have to refuse your Ego. Yes, you cannot sleep when you want, eat when you want or even go to the bathroom when you want. And when you look at the instrument of torture, aka your child, the sense of elation and bliss overwhelms you and you are ready to do it all again, because you live in harmony with your purpose.
Mothers radiate love and peacefulness. That is why artists of all times paint this beautiful woman nursing her baby.
Most women discover their talents following the birth of a child. Turns out that the director of an accounting firm loves to paint and does it with such a talent that her works are sold for more than her annual income in previous years.
Mothers do not have days off or vacations; when a mother is away from her child physically, she is always connected to the child in her thoughts. Mothers can never quit. Even when your child is a mother herself, you are still the mother. But none of the bonuses in the world can compare to “Mummy, I love you” and the kiss of your child. None of your achievements in the office can compare to the achievement of your child making that first step or writing their first letter. The attention and focus of a lawyer reading a $1,000,000 file cannot compare to the attention and focus of a mother watching her child consuming the mash of vegetables she just cooked.
In Christian culture the central image is Madonna and child. In Ancient Egypt and Sumer, Rome and Greece, people always worshipped mothers. Mothers were sacred in Celtic and Vedic culture.
Most cultures pay tribute to the mother goddess, the goddess who represents motherhood, fertility and creation and embodies the bounty of the Earth. We are lead to believe that in Muslim culture women are suppressed. But mothers in Muslim culture are given the highest respect. When Prophet Muhammad was asked to whom people should be the most kind, he answered: “Your mother, next your mother, next your mother, and then your father.” (Sunan of Abu-Dawood).
To watch your child grow, to be close to your child, to help your child to become the best human being they can be – that is the reward a mother gets and that is why mothers are sacred.
Mothers are sacred, pass on this message to every mother you know.
Motherhood is an experience of spiritual growth and self-sacrifice. How motherhood changed you?
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