This post is one in a series of childbirth meditations. This post focuses on the word honor, and the honor given and received during pregnancy and childbirth.
Meditations for “honor”
If you are accustomed to thinking of honor as something you achieve and work for, consider changing your understanding. Honor is not an award, but a character trait.
To be a woman of honor is to be a woman who is honorable. In essence to live your life in such a way as to be worthy of the respect of others.
Honor isn’t about always knowing what to do, but about not being afraid to do what you know needs to be done.
Being honorable doesn’t mean being perfect, but being willing to accept the situation and working with it.
Honor does not come from being in the best situation and handling it with ease. It comes from being in the worst situation, struggling with choices, and making the best decision you can, even if it means your life may be more difficult.
“Honor isn’t about making the right choices. It’s about dealing with the consequences.” – Midori Koto
Questions to Work Through
- How do you know you are a woman of honor?
- Think of someone you esteem. What makes her honorable?
- How does living with honor affect the way you live your everyday life?
- We all see ourselves different than others see us. Who esteems you as honorable?
- What is honorable about giving birth naturally?