(From “Repetition” by Doris Cohen)
“Her consciousness as a fetus, Eileen exclaimed “I feel terrified! I know if I don’t get out of here, I’m going to die.” The motivation of survival is, bar none, the strongest instinct in human beings. We want to live at any cost. “
🏥 💡This makes so much sense to me. My Mother told me that her water had broken and it took a couple of days before they performed an emergency C-Section to yank me out of her, bringing me into a stark bright room, full of anxiety and fear, my mothers and the medial personnel not to mention what mine must’ve been.
Before reading this book, I would speak about how terrifying for my mother, I imagine how her experience in giving me birth must have been like for her. I have tried to talk to her about it, but never got what I was looking for in our conversation, which isn’t surprising.
Now, I see how that experience alone answers some things for me.
♓️Thankful, Grateful & Blessed!