No Escape

“Wherever you go, there you are”

 -Dr. Seuss

  I recall the feeling during labor of wanting to run; I wanted to get out of the situation in which I found myself; I longed to escape the pain.  I also remember the clarity with which I knew that if I did run, the situation was coming with me.  I was helpless and no matter what I did, it would not change the fact that the baby within me was not going to stay there for long.  I might as well surrender to the moment and trust the process.

 Although this process was really clear during labor and delivery, I find during the everyday “birthing process” surrender is not quite as accessible.  In an effort to pack everything I can into the stream of life I end up feeling frantic and controlling. In an effort to “be used up by God”, I end up immersed in the next thing not this moment.

I need a reminder that there is no escape.  The beauty and grace is here in this moment. The miracle is happening now. The moment is unfolding and it’s my choice whether or not I want to participate. 

Today, I choose to participate.  Today I choose to do what is in front of me and let the next moment take care of itself. Today I choose to be present to my hands and feet.


One thought on “No Escape

  1. A very timely and inspiring article. I was vey moved, touched and cried. I felt like the article was speaking to me in my situation. And you are right there is NO escape. I printed this article out and going to frame it and sit it on my desk to look at every day as a reminder there is No escape. Many thanks to the writer.


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