"The power and intensity of your contractions cannot be stronger than you, because it is you" - Unknown
Birth can be our greatest meditation-- the most intense and demanding experience of surrender. When we give in to the waves and rushes-- when we allow ourselves to become one with them-- we also become one with our own strength. Our bodies instinctively know how to birth-- our hardest job is to give in to that knowledge, to quiet our mind and let our body take the lead.
There is a state in birth where we seem to disappear--we become one with the energy of the moment and the infinite chain of birthing mothers. We are both deeply inside ourselves and also floating somewhere above, witness to the unfolding events.