Embracing interdependency

Embracing interdependency

Can you hold the Baby while I go for a wee?

Could you get me some breakfast?

Can you hang the laundry?

Could you get Lea on your way home from her play date?

As I spend nights and days reflecting upon the right choice of education for my daughter next year I ponder upon my own education, the aspects I use in my every day life and my general ability to not only cope in life, but to thrive. While curricula are still full of facts, which tend to slip through our memory faster than water runs through our hand, as well as heaps of intellectual properties; I see in myself and in my environment how little we are prepared for the emotional roller coaster life is. Ever since I started my after school life I'm in the process of distinguishing the properties of my mind which perceive, analyse, compare and judge. In the process of clarifying what success means for me, in the process of creating a healthy emotional environment in my family through conscious life choices and conscious communication. Non of these processes were topic of regular school syllabus.

I have learned many things in my 18 years of intellectual education, which are certainly of value. Yet in the most powerful time of transformation from being a single, self determined, strong and independent woman into being a mother and a wife I'm on a quest to look for tools and emotional maturity which didn't come in the care free package of my subscription into modern life when entering this earth journey.

As I pass through my challenges of a new born in a sling, a strong willed 5 year old practicing her abilities in leadership, a husband who lives my long dreamed dream and me restoring my pelvic floor with those subtle exercises, while my peers jump into standing h2h, I lean on my peers holding me in their strong arms, holding my baby while I practice shoulder bridge, tackling my 5 year old while I have this important conversation with my husband which was due 5 weeks ago and cry my tears through the phone into the ears of my girlfriend from the other side of planet.

To communicate our needs with a “Santa Clause attitude” is what Marshall Rosenberg asks us to in the process of nonviolent communication. To ask for help while seeing the request we make as a gift we make to others so they can tap into compassionate contribution to life. A state that we’re made to be in and a state that makes us truly happy.

Embracing interdependency. There is a time for everything. A time to give, a time to receive. Go knit a network of support and lean on each other!!!

It takes a village. It truly does!!!

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