“What’s wrong with the world, mama?
People livin like they ain’t got no mamas
I think the whole world addicted to the drama
Only attracted to things that’ll bring you trauma.” – Black Eyed Peas
As human beings we are capable of love, kindness, appreciation, and wonder. We have these soft elements of our being, as well as strength, intellect, ferocity, and power. Being fully human is embracing our whole experience, which means being willing to feel the textures of life, bittersweet as they are. Life is extremely challenging and includes incredible pain and suffering. Can we meet these challenges and continue to feel our humanity, or do we subvert our feelings and mask our experience with fixed opinions?
Traditionally, it is the role of the mother to nurture, protect, and acknowledge the soft side of our being. Yet despite good mothers the world over, this part of ourselves has…
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