Mothering the World, A Tall Order

Ahhh…. every time I See the Tao Te Ching, I remember what my heart 💜 will never forget…. everything has its flow 💗🌸 Happy Mother’s Day to all the nurturers. Thank you, Deborah Brasket, for your incredible blog posts throughout the years – and a wonderful image to cherish!

Deborah J. Brasket

Margarita Sikorskaia 1968 | St. Petersburg, Russia | TuttArt@ | Pittura * Scultura * Poesia * Musica | Margarita Sikorskaia

My novel From the Far Ends of the Earth is about relationships between mothers and children and all the ways that is expressed, from the most fearful and destructive to the most trusting and freeing.

A huge influence on my understanding of what “mothering” is, or could be, is found in the Tao Te Ching (CHXXV):

There was something complete and nebulous

Which existed before the Heaven and Earth,

Silent, invisible

Unchanging, standing as One,

Unceasing, ever-revolving,

Able to be the Mother of the World.

This Mother of the World, of course, is Tao, the all-pervading, all embracing, unchanging, and unceasing. It’s the thing that evolves, supports, nurtures, protects, and provides space for its “children,” all individual being.

A tall order for a mere human.

Yet something about that passage spoke to me as a woman and mother. It drew within me the desire to embrace my children…

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5 thoughts on “Mothering the World, A Tall Order

    1. Hi Brad! I’m glad you liked this share. Deborah’s writing is deeply rich, and I’m looking forward to reading her novel.Thanks so much for your wonderful kindness in visiting here – Happy Mother’s Day, indeed 🙂 May all beings feel loved, included and connected…. so well said. Thank you!

    1. Thank you,
      and I know we often connect via the Tao/Dao

      You may enjoy Deborah’s art and writing posts. She’s currently been writing about her newest novel (her 2nd? while trying to get a publisher for her current, but she has an agent). She shares her writing process. She’s always living ‘on the edge’ and ‘in the wild’ and greatly inspired – it really comes through in her writing. I have a feeling that you might be able to relate as you are preparing…. ? For more in-depth writing? I won’t get there for a while, I have much too much on my plate. I better get back to my cooking and then it’s class time. ❤

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