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Give Birth Slowly

A New Moon teaches gradualness 
and deliberation and how one gives birth 
to oneself slowly. Patience with small details 
makes perfect a large work, like the universe. 

What nine months of attention does for an embryo 
forty early mornings will do 
for your gradually growing wholeness. 

-Rumi

Imagine if we allowed the moon to teach us the wisdom of patience.  Or pregnancy to teach us the wisdom of slowness.  What in your daily life might you take the time to observe to be reminded of the beauty and necessity of the slow unfolding of our souls?

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