What has helped move human civilization forward to where we are today has been the passing of knowledge from mother to mother.
Yes, innovations are important to the modern day world. And if science were not passed down, then we’d be nowhere. You can include math and language into that mix as well.
However, the human race would not continue if there were no more humans. And the only way (historically) we’ve been able to create new humans is through birth. And birth has only been possible and successful through the passing of knowledge from generation to generation.
Survival is an instinct prioritized down in our bones. While today’s version of survival is quite different, birth is still required for us to continue as a species.
Humans have only survived because we were taught how to take care of ourselves and each other when pregnant (to create the healthiest offspring), how to heal after birth (so we can have more babies and to take care of our babies) and how to care for one another because it was only through a village that mothers were able to mother.
Modern life does not have quite the same emphasis on birth which is welcome as there is more autonomy and choices. However, fundamentally, the future of humanity necessitates more humans and birth requires very much the same resources and support as it always has.
A daily practice challenges the person who creates on “inspiration.” We have to mother everyday, and ultimately, it is the daily grind that gives us perspective, clarity and the “high’s” of motherhood. I am exploring if the same happens when I write everyday on the topics that normally light me up – motherhood, self-development, healing and creating. Sign up here to receive those thought nuggets in your inbox on the daily.