Mother Love, Father Love

Mother Love/Father Love

excerpt from Sarah Powers

“Drawing from philosopher Ken Wilber’s concepts about the contrasting importance of both Mother Love and Father Love. Mother love is connected to our beingness; father love is aligned with with evolution. Mother love lets us value ourselves and others just as we are, whereas father love knows there is always more to learn and room for change. Mother love promotes willing acceptance, while father love develops inspiration towards improvement. A skillful yoga practice can allow both sides of our nature to be inhabited, the receptive, allowing side (yin) and the dynamic, engaging qualities (yang). Ultimately we need both in healthy doses to grow into sane and functional adults who are able to experience authentic intimacy with ourselves and others. When we have divorced these essential attributes, it is like hopping around on one foot- we are easily thrown off balance by the slightest challenge.”

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