Thursday, December 8, 2011
'If, when they are small, children have a consistent sense of having their mothers being there when needed, as they grow older they learn to take in ever lasting love and can "remember" the feeling. This leads to the security of knowing that Mother loves you even when she's in the other room. Or at an office. As they grow, they feel safe away from their mothers as they realize that the feeling of 'mother' is really a feeling inside. They learn to love themselves not on the basis of something from outside but from inside, from their own resevoir of security, self-acceptance, and self-love. This inner security and happiness offers the basis for a lifetime of freedom from fears and stress.'
from A Woman's Best Medicine by Lonsdorf, Butler, Brown