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"...and this too is a sacred place...

darkness and quiet,what more is needed?


Or more accurately, the learning of an extreme slowness

that comes close to immobility.

Without acceptance of this slowness, success is impossible;

without it we cannot truly communicate with an infant.

Relaxing, accepting the slow pace, letting it take command,

all this requires training.

As much for the mother as for those of us who attend her . . .

Without experiencing this extreme slowness in our own bodies,

it is impossible to understand birth;

impossible to receive the newborn baby properly.

...once again, everything is so simple, and yet so hard to achieve.

how is it to be accomplished?

only with the most passionate attention."

~ Frederick Leboyer

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