It’s Coming Either Way … Who Will You Be?

I’m writing a long post that will give you a great insight into how to know when the Universe is testing you to see how committed you are to your path and how to pass the test, everytime.

But, it’s going to be a couple of days before it’s ready.

In the meantime, here’s a quick one that was inspired by a great book I’m reading.  You’ll love this book if you are a birth junkie, like I am.

What’s a birth junkie you ask?  Well, do a search for birth stories and then spend three hours reading what you find.  If you are still reading at the end of that time, you might be a birth junkie.

I love everything about the birth process.  Well, everything except c-sections.  I don’t love those.

I loved giving birth to my son – in a birth center with no drugs after having had a c-section with my daughter 3.5 years prior.   I loved holding my  friend Andrea while she gave birth to her daughter.   I love reading birth stories.  Especially, (don’t be grossed out!), erotic birth stories.

You can read my non-erotic birth stories, but be prepared because they are a bit graphic.

Anyway, what I think I love about birth is it’s correlation with life and growth and business and, well, everything.

The book is called Baby Catcher: Chronicles of a Modern Midwife (I’m going to be a midwife in my next life) and there are lots of birth stories.

During one story, Peggy, the author, is delivering a baby.  Her first as a home birth midwife in training.  And, the baby came faster than expected and the midwife training Peggy hasn’t arrived yet.

Peggy writes “I had two choices: panic and deliver the baby, or stay calm and deliver the baby.”

I love that because that’s how everything in life is.  Either way, that baby was coming.   All Peggy had to do was decide how to be.

And, it’s the same with us for everything in life.

Stuff”s coming your way. All the time.  Good stuff.  Bad stuff.  Mediocre stuff.  All judged as good, bad or mediocre according to your perception.

Truly, it’s none of that at all.  It’s just stuff.  It’s just the baby. And, it’s coming.  You can panic or stay calm.  But, it’s coming either way.

And for each challenge that comes your way, you have a chance to ask yourself – how do I want to be?  Who do I want to be?

It’s so easy to see that Peggy’s best choice was to be calm and deliver the baby.

Yours too.

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  1. geo gellerMonday, January 12, 2009 at 7:07 am 

    since you like birthing stories – food for your imagination Giving Birth To Myself – a harlem midwife story – work in progress

    the art of living is making your life an art

  2. CorinaMonday, January 12, 2009 at 9:45 pm 

    I think most mom’s like birth stories. It gives us a basis of sharing. Such a gritty, real, and magical time wrapped up into one. Nice post.

  3. JMTuesday, January 13, 2009 at 7:36 am 

    I’m a birth junkie too. That’s a good term for it. :o) I might be a doula one day, but I might not be…I keep reading birth stories and labor books just in case. :o)

  4. CorinaMonday, November 9, 2009 at 12:10 pm 

    I think most mom's like birth stories. It gives us a basis of sharing. Such a gritty, real, and magical time wrapped up into one. Nice post.

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