Friday, September 21, 2012

We have inherited a civilization in which the things that really matter in human life exist at the margin of our culture.  What matters? How birthing takes place matters; how infants are raised matters; having a rich and active dream life matters.  Animals matter, and so does ontological security and the magic of personal interaction and healthy and passionate sexual expression.  Career and prestige and putting a good face on it and the newest fashion in art or science do not matter.  Coming to our senses means sorting this out once and for all.  It also means becoming embodied.  And the two ultimately amount to the same thing.
- Morris Berman, Coming to our Senses

1 comment:

Lynda Halliger Otvos (Lynda M O) said...

My best skill is raising infants; I do it extraordinarily well, one-on-one and I believe that the baby should be in as close contact with me as possible: all the time. The babies love it and their moms do too. I take care of only one infant at a time so there's no decision about who has to cry when?? Answer: no one, ever !~! Anticipating their needs and filling them so no energy is wasted on crying makes for toddlers and preschoolers who delight everyone around them and they become the smart and compassionate kids for our future. I love my calling and have made it a lifestyle.

Thanks for recognizing the importance of what so many of us do. Namaste.