Originally Posted by renie408
My mother came by and we have always had such an up and down relationship. But I feel so grateful to her now, but maybe that is not the best word. Appreciative? I looked at her with completely new eyes. I could see all the struggles she has been through. Her own problems with ego and with raising four kids and dealing with my father without the benefit of the personal development movement (she is 75). I am ashamed of the harsh feelings I have had for her in the past.
I had the exact same experience, almost to a tee, with my own familly recently. It kind of feels like you're unlocking one of the many padlocks we've put on our own hearts. Its like it's easier to "breathe" now... but I don't quite know what to do with this extra breathe I have, I guess the solution is to keep breathing more and more deeply.