BEING ‘I am not a human thinking, I am not a human doing; I am a human BEING’
There is certainly a place for thinking. and doing in life but during Birth we want to connect to BEING BUT what on earth is that?
It’s a state of mental and physical surrender. Letting go of the striving, active thinking & rushing, pushing.
Instead, it’s stopping; noticing our breath, realising any tension in our bodies, observing our thoughts rather than being in them.
Most of our modern lives are busy, we are active and in control of outcomes. We can learn, prepare and action in order to get the desired results we envisage. My first birth felt like this for me and it wasn’t comfortable.
Birth is different to everyday life. We absolutely can and should think about, physically and emotionally preparing for birth but in the moments themselves we need to be able to surrender and just BE. #hypnobirthing #positivebirthpreparation #mindfulbirth #pregnancyyoga #mindfulpregnancy
Birth is a physiological process, whether we Birth vaginally or belly birth we want an element of letting go so that the instincts of the body can take over & the process can happen. We need to get our doing & thinking out of the way so our ‘being’ and the new being (baby) can come through.
We cannot control birth anymore than we can control another human being. We can influence, facilitate, encourage but babies are their own beings in birth too and we are in a different, more primaries state during birth. It’s useful to connect with them during pregnancy too, so the sensation is understood.
Hypnobirthing is a great tool in helping us connect with that feeling, as is yoga & meditation. Giving our minds something to ‘think and do’ so our bodies can just be.
When are the moments you are just ’being’ during your day?
Where can you add them in?