For those of you following along with this year’s theme, section 3 focuses on the “motherhood and fatherhood” category from the twelve categories of shame list created by Dr. Brené Brown. Her research on shame-resilience and vulnerability demonstrates for us all, how and why to live a wholehearted life.
This is a loaded category on so many levels for me. It hits on my relationship with my mother and father and how I think they did as parents and how I wish they had done things differently…although I would have turned out differently as well…thereby making it a fascinating conundrum.
It also hits on my choice to forego having children and all the issues that raises because it’s so against the norm. I feel like I have to justify my decision (and myself) for making such a choice. The interesting thing about this decision is that all my siblings made the same decision. It speaks volumes!
So these are the issues I’ll be tackling while coloring this month’s section of the 2013 Mandala of the Year. How about you?
Be sure to download/color the March 2013 Mandala of the Month.