For World Doula week there is a fun photo post going on and day 2 asks you to post your favorite quote. I thought about it and I don't have a favorite birth quote (yet), but I do have 2 quotes that I fall back on often.
"Be still, and know that I am God" is from Psalm 46:10 in the Bible. I found this quote when my dad was diagnosed with cancer in 2014 and I heavily leaned on it all through his cancer journey. He beat colon cancer, which is wonderful and I feel so blessed to still have my dad in my life. However that time taught me how precious and fleeting life is. I trust that if God brings me to something, he will guide me through it.
"Be still" has so many other meanings for me as well. When I think of that quote I think of the ultimate trust that I have in God, which I mentioned above. I also think of staying calm and mindful through any situation because freaking out doesn't often do anyone good. Also, in regards to birth this quote reminds me to trust the process and trust our bodies. When we trust our bodies to birth our babies and keep a calm mind, birth changes. There will always be medical and surgical births, but keeping a calm mind can prepare you to face any twist and turns ahead and keep a calm confidence in your body and the process of birth.
This one I love because it sums up how to live life. Happiness is a choice. There will always be hard parts of life, but you choose how to accept each day. Are you going to wake up and drag your feet and mope and complain? Or are you going to see the silver lining and the rays of light and choose to have a good day? It's not easy... this is something I have been personally working on, but I think this quote gives a swift kick in the rear and helps get my mind back to where I want it.
What are your favorite quotes?
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