Mother’s Day

The very word “mother” conjures up images of nurturing, caring and providing for our loved ones. Mother represents strong and powerful feminine energy (shakti) that isn’t measured by how much it can get, but rather by how much it can give (and often, give up).

“We cannot do great things on this Earth, only small things with great love.”
– Mother Teresa

Motherhood is the ultimate practice of karma yoga, literally the “yoga of action.” The karma yogi acts selflessly, with no strings attached and is rewarded by breaking free of the chains of expectation, ego and waiting around for something in return. Of course, this isn’t always easy. We have all had our “after all I’ve done for you…” or “a thank you would be nice” moments. These moments don’t prevent us from being karma yogis or good mothers, they remind us that we’re human. And aren’t these the perfect opportunities to play the role of mother to ourselves?

Mother’s love? Love itself is Mother.
– Jillellamudi Mother

As nurturers and karma yogis, there is a mother in each and every one of you, female and male, adult and child, regardless of whether you have children of your own or not. We welcome you to make this day a celebration of ALL the mothers in your life and the mother in your Self.

The Inner Mother, whose true nature is infinitude and silence,
manifests visibly through this [external] body so that her children
have a glimpse of the Mother who is deep within.
– Ammachi