During my training our wonderful trainer was reading us a fabulous parable. I could not find the very first author of it, I am sorry. This is one of my favourite stories ever. It is interesting and really gives a food for thought. I always recommend it to read to all the mommies ( I found only not full English version, so I translated the end by myself).
Conversation of two twins in the womb
In a mother’s womb were two babies. One asked the other:
“Do you believe in life after delivery?” The other replied, “Why, of course. There has to be something after delivery. Maybe we are here to prepare ourselves for what we will be later.”
“Nonsense” said the first. “There is no life after delivery. What kind of life would that be?”
The second said, “I don’t know, but there will be more light than here. Maybe we will walk with our legs and eat from our mouths. Maybe we will have other senses that we can’t understand now.”
The first replied, “That is absurd. Walking is impossible. And eating with our mouths? Ridiculous! The umbilical cord supplies nutrition and everything we need. But the umbilical cord is so short. Life after delivery is to be logically excluded.”
The second insisted, “Well I think there is something and maybe it’s different than it is here. Maybe we won’t need this physical cord anymore.”
The first replied, “Nonsense. And moreover if there is life, then why has no one has ever come back from there? Delivery is the end of life, and in the after-delivery there is nothing but darkness and silence and oblivion. It takes us nowhere.”
“Well, I don’t know,” said the second, “but certainly we will meet Mother and she will take care of us.”
The first replied “Mother? You actually believe in Mother? That’s laughable. If Mother exists then where is She now?”
The second said, “She is all around us. We are surrounded by her. We are of Her. It is in Her that we live. Without Her this world would not and could not exist.”
Said the first: “Well I don’t see Her, so it is only logical that She doesn’t exist.”
To which the second replied, “Sometimes, when you’re in silence and you focus and you really listen, you can hear her heartbeat, perceive Her presence, and you can hear Her loving voice, calling down from above. I believe that the real life starts after delivery. Haven't you felt this all?".
The first answered, "I don't know. I feel good in here. If I only felt more comfortable that would be completely fine. And all this sound you have heard, these are only laws of this world. And all that you felt is only your fantasy"
The second disagreed, "But world can not sing all by himself. Listen carefully and you will here kind words of this song, you will hear how Mother treats us with love"
The first said, "And what is love? I live here, we get along, and that is all. Don't put some stupid things in your head"
The second replied, "We of course can live here. One can crawl in darkness and doesn't feel physical pain. But I speak about the world, that we will see when time has come. When we will be delivered we will cry firstly because of the pain we brought to our Mother, but then we will be the part of this new world"
Said the first, "Ha! See, what Mother prepared for us - tears and pain. And you think I should thank her for it? No, no, no, I will do everything to stay here for as much as possible. And if you disagree go there to your so-called "mother"
The second insisted, "But pain and cry would give us strength to live in the new world"
The first answered, "So If I need to survive for this world, so what do I need it for?"
The second said, "To live there for a long, maybe infinitely and without death. Do you think that Mother cared for us only to see our death in the end? I firmly believe that real life will start after delievery".