For some of us, the relationship we have with our mother is complicated. It is sometimes characterized by conflict, some long-standing ones or even existing ones. And because our relationship with our mother is the very first one we have ever had, our mother the first person we ever had an interaction with even as we were inside her womb, our view of the world has at least something to do with this first relationship. Whether we feel safe and protected or scared and threatened might rooted to our early experiences.
Regardless of how perfect or challenging our relationship with our mother was or still are, we are all capable of receiving the unconditional nurturing that we deserve-- and as adults, it becomes our responsibility to give it to ourselves. Healing our relationship with our mother or mother figure means that we see our own mother not just as a mother but also as a person, who like us, has her own struggles in life.
Our relationship with our mother may have given us a head start or a set back, depending on the nature of our relationship. But as yogis, we see that it is our own responsibility to create our present and future. All that we deserve that are encapsulated in the mother figure are qualities we have within ourselves. And the more we see ourselves with kindness, the more we treat ourselves as a loving mother would her child, the more that we can look at the world with the same set of compassionate eyes.