Asheville Doula: High Purpose

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Buddhism teaches us not to try to run away from our suffering. You have to look deeply into the nature of suffering in order to recognize its cause, the making of suffering. - Thich Nhat Hanh
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Labor contractions are like waves in the ocean. They come in rhythm and with intensity. I won't lie and say they're merely "surges of feeling" no girl, they hurt. We are conditioned to believe that all pain is bad. Pain signals to us that something is wrong. This isn't the case for birth. If you're in labor, something is very right. Bodies and souls are aligning like stars in the cosmos. Your body and your baby are working hard. Your soul needs to work hard too. Let your heart wrestle with your mind and let your heart win. Let your inner being tell your physical body, "Shh... this is good. This is holy." Accept the pain as a high purpose. .
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