domenica 12 maggio 2019

MOTHER: feeding body, soul and spirit

"Mother: you, the only one who replaced all this silence, once, at the time of childhood. She takes it upon herself and says: don't be afraid, it's me. Who in the middle of the night has the courage to be this silence for those who are afraid, for those who die of fear. Turn on a light, and you are the noise. And keep the light in front of you and say: it's me, don't be afraid." (Rilke)

Returning to the theme of motherhood, I had the great fortune to find in my mother both the biological birth and the beginning of my cultural and spiritual birth. The latter continued thanks to the precious accompaniment of teachers, professors, coaches and other important reference figures in my years of training, I had the invaluable gift of many quality educators.

However, my mother was the first to provide me with the practical and psychological equipment to be able to express myself in the best possible way. She bought me books, musical instruments, canvases and brushes to express my creativity. She taught me that studying opens the mind and that true culture serves to refine one's sensitivity, one's ability to feel, think and love. He always told me that no matter what work I would do, true culture, true education are a heritage that no one could ever take away from me and that would still make my life significant and valuable. 

All this was possible only because my mother herself burned the desire to grow, to evolve and to transcend herself. And this, in turn, had been passed on to her by her mother, in a backward chain of humble, intelligent and courageous women, eager to improve their condition and themselves. 
My mother could not directly pass on her experiences and wisdom to me: that is a treasure that each of us earns in the field. However, she succeeded in inspiring me with her example, evoking in me the desire for knowledge, for what is beautiful, right and good. He could not make me a greater gift, together with his love and tenderness. 

I hope that every woman knows how to be first and foremost the mother of herself, that is, how to take care of herself deeply and fully in order to educate her children, biological or spiritual, to the vital richness of an inspired and creative existence.

To book a counseling interview contact me through my website Le Vie per l'Armonia.

sabato 11 maggio 2019

MOTHER: giving birth, giving to light

"Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children"(The Crow -W.Thackeray)

There is a biological motherhood, that is, the 'giving birth to the world' and a cultural-spiritual motherhood: the giving birth to the soul. The great contemporary philosopher Maria Zambrano spoke of these two births and how the second, the birth of the soul, is as essential as the first.
Without a soul, in fact, our existence is mechanical, empty, it goes on through inertia and through "shopping lists", prearranged stages without a personal meaning. We could even become super professors with 15 degrees, but our intellect would still remain a heap of academic and librescal notions, not animated by that vital sap that has always been called "wisdom of the heart”.

The birth to the life of the soul is the continuous birth of ourselves, of our uniqueness, of our authenticity. It presupposes the intense desire for a deep and meaningful life, combined with a passion for transcendence, that is, the overcoming of one's own limits of thought, feeling and action. Transcending does not necessarily mean the mystical hermit who merges with the Absolute; it also means overcoming oneself, one's selfishness, the barriers that separate us from others, from life and, in essence, from joy.

To be born in the light of the soul is to be born in the famous 'abundant life' that Jesus promised in the Gospel. It is a way of being in the world in which you participate without interfering, you belong without possessing, you enjoy a flower like a trip to the Maldives, a look like a night of passion. 
It is a life of intensity, and intensity is played out in quality, more than in quantity. To perceive intensity, to vibrate with his poetry, one must be both 'full' and 'empty': empty from distractions, frivolities and daily worries, full instead of ardor, attention and reverence for life.

To book a counseling interview contact me through my website Le Vie per l'Armonia.