On the go
As I wrote down different attributes, I put them in two categories: Fire and Water. These elements are so different from each other, but each has its place in creating balance in our bodies. According to Ayurvedic and yogic philosophy, the right side of the body is related to the "fire" element and the left side is related to the "water" element. We all have fire and water roaming around inside of us, but I find that our society is generally more fiery. Most of us believe that the more we do and the busier we are, the better off we will be. However, this is causing our "motherly" mannerisms to dissipate from our society and in return we become hardened and less connected.
I personally struggle to keep a peaceful heart, calm mind, and a clear head about me as I travel through my day. I think back to my mother and understand that those qualities are so needed in my day, let alone in our culture. As you walk (or run) in your day, take note of the attributes that you are exhibiting to yourself and the people around you. Maybe if you find yourself overly busy and your emotions start becoming irritated or angry, you can work on uncovering the above water characteristics. I'm not saying it's easy, I'm saying its a path worth discovering to a more balanced life.
Namaste (thanks mom!)