Questions

What would it be like if I trusted myself right now?

If I could allow what is happening to happen… one moment, grief; another moment, happiness; another moment, rage; another, sadness.

When the dominant cultural discourse comes in, can I ask myself, is this true?  Is this true for me?

By “dominant cultural discourse” I mean the messages mainstream society tells me, like:

brush it off;

push through the sadness and the exhaustion;

don’t let yourself feel ‘down’;

it wasn’t meant to be;

this is nature/God’s way of ensuring healthy babies are born, so don’t feel too badly.

Essentially: don’t feel, look on the bright side, keep working, try harder.

Are these messages true? For me?

What would it mean to live now? — not for when I have a baby or IF I have a baby, but now.

What would it be like to live *now* and listen, truly listen to the call of my soul and my heart?

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One thought on “Questions

  1. Ecclesiastes is one of my favorite books because it reminds me that there is a time for everything. I think people, society, try to rush us through our pain and our grief, but it’s okay to sit in our grief, to dwell in lament. There is a time to laugh, but there is also a time to mourn, and I think to even acknowledge the right to be where you need to be is incredibly profound.

    Thank you for sharing your heart, dear friend!

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