Fall cleaning

October 13, 2010

I am getting to know myself. My strengths, my weaknesses, and my humility. In doing this, I now truly understand that I am a messy person at home. With work, I am fastidious because, well, you have to be. It helps work to not be so much work!
I don’t know what it is with my home though where I can just let things go. I let myself get caught up in other things instead of living in the moment at my home.
Living in the moment is becoming more and more apart of my daily life. It helps me to center myself and stay focused. When I am at Whole Foods, it is easier to be there if I am truly all the way there. Living in the moment. I connect with people more, the work is easier, and time flies by.
When I am with a laboring client, I am totally there. I am with the mother and her partner, helping them through each wave bringing them closer to their child.

So, why am I not like this at home more often? Why do I hide when I come home? That’s a question I have been pondering lately.

What does being in the moment mean for you? What does it mean for you as a doula, as a mother, as a woman or as a person?