Thursday, September 25, 2008

Rereading The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd, this reaches out and grabs me:

"She's inside you. ...You have to find a mother within yourself. We all do. Even if we already have a mother, we still have to find this part of ourselves inside."

..."When you're unsure of yourself," she said, "when you start pulling back into doubt and small living, she's the one inside saying, 'Get up from there and live like the glorious girl you are.' She's the power inside you, you understand?"


That's who I've been hearing, isn't it? The Mother of myself, the mother of us all. She's been calling to me, telling me to break out of this small living I've been doing. Telling me to rise up, rise up and live the life I've imagined. The whole damn thing, every bit. All the colors.

I hear you, Mother. I do. And I'm trying to find my way to you. To myself. To Life.

Listen carefully. Is she calling to you, too?

5 comments:

Carrie Wilson Link said...

Love that book - can't wait for the movie.

So proud of you.

Amber said...

Best. Book. Ever.

I have heard that they did a good job on the movie, too. Thank God. I hope that is true.

Isn't it tru that we are really three women at once, inside? The child, the woman, and the wise woman/mother...

:)

deb said...

I discovered my own kind parent within, sometimes I listen to her, sometimes I can't hear her but she is always wise and kind and compassionate.

mamatulip said...

I really liked that book...it reminded me to listen to my inner mother more.

Deb said...

No accident here, that you're getting this message at the same time that your daughter searches for her other mother. To know where the real mother resides is such a gift.