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70 Days of Weaning: Day 5


Beyond Tired

I am just so tired. I listened to my son cry for 15 minutes last night, instead of nursing him. I gave myself a time limit, and I stuck to it. I listened to him with connection, meaning I was holding him all the while. I reassured him in the sense of letting him know I was there, that I loved him, and that we were not going to nurse right then.

He was pissed. It was the middle of the night. He was disoriented. He was red faced and all wet from tears. He would get out of my arms, I would let him go while staying close to him. He would not go far though, and he would come back to me wanting my hugs and reassurance while still so upset about not getting what he expected.

I am so tired. I have no idea what exactly I will do tonight if he wakes up expecting to nurse again. All I know is I am going to sleep. I will start there. Horizontal. In my own bed. Asleep… praying for the best.

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

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

“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

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

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

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

– Rain Elizabeth Stickney

“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

“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

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

– Aristotle

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

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

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

– Elaine Mayland

“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

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