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The Pregnancy Pages (p. 1)

28 Weeks: Today is the first day of my third trimester. I have become well acquainted with the aches and pains, blessings and celebrations of pregnancy. My home is quiet; my partner is fast asleep. My son within is doing his tremendous growing act, and I am so very proud of him!

As he moves around within my belly, I feel his gentle shifts. They comfort me. My partner and I saw him today in an ultrasound. Wiggling and squirming in a good way, he also appeared very shy… or perhaps he was initiating a game of “Hide and Seek”! He hid his face with his hands and umbilical cord for most of our appointment then peered out looking straight at us for a moment. I could see the lens of his eye; this may be because the sound waves go straight through the eyelid, or it may be because his eye was actually open. The technician was not sure. Either way, I could see eyes that are shaped like mine. How do I describe the shape of an eye?

Embedded in circular skin, a direct gaze. Bold and everlasting in the present moment. Feeling seen; seeing. Looking intently, deeply, compassionately, the epitome of intensity.

My partner has, what I would call, Eagle Eyes. Observant, watchful. Taking in details without reacting. Waiting for what is truly important before making a move. Stillness surrounding clear vision.

How lucky I am to have these two men in my life. Partner and son. We are growing as a family, healthy and strong. What tremendous love I have to share everyday, at home and beyond, encouraged by the journey of becoming a mom.

“If we could untangle the mysteries of life and unravel the energies which run through the world; if we could evaluate correctly the significance of passing events; if we could measure the struggles, dilemmas, and aspirations of mankind, we could find that nothing is born out of time. Everything comes at its appointed moment.” – Joseph R. Sizoo

“The point is to learn from whatever is experienced, whether it’s liked or disliked, beautiful or ugly. Everything will teach us if we let it.” – Ajahn Amaro, Finding the Missing Peace

“When hearts are open and awake, we bring warmth and blessings to our community and the world.” – Jack Kornfield

“The symbols of the self arise in the depths of the body.”

– C.G. Jung

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, because what the world needs is people who have come alive!” – Howard Thurman

“If you find an intelligent companion,
A fellow traveler,
A sage of good conduct,
You should travel together,
Delighted and mindful.”
– The Dhammapada, translated by Gil Fronsdal

“Healing is being present with what is, exactly as it is.”

– Rain Elizabeth Stickney

“The body tells a story. It is, in fact, a living autobiography.”

– Elaine Mayland

“The sacred is the reality of you. It’s the reality of everything.” – Adyashanti

“Meditation is not a technique to master; it is the highest form of prayer, a naked act of love and effortless surrender into the silent abyss beyond all knowing.” – Adyashanti

“The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.” – Anna Quindlen

“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.”

– Aristotle

“This sky where we live is no place to lose your wings so love, love, love.” – Hafiz

“Eye contact, gentle touch, warmth in our voices, and caring words are balm for your child’s being.” – Patty Wipfler

“We cannot say that there is no past or no future, only that past, present, and future occur in the timeless Now.” – Dorothy Hunt

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