There are thousands of events going on around the world today celebrating women. I think that’s great.
However, being a woman, every day, is always a celebration. If you don’t feel you can celebrate and honor being female, it’s time to do an inventory of your strengths as a person. Some inventory will be exclusive to being female, some inventory will be for males and females.
Here’s some examples of an inventory of strengths:
- Birthing children and raising them.
- Being an explorer.
- Learning, teaching, loving, earning.
- Assertive, strong, bravery, honesty, kindness.
- Fairness, perseverance, creativity.
This is a very short list of strengths women contribute to the world.
So make your own personal list, I am sure it will be a lot longer than this one.
And I would like to thank all the men who support women. It’s time for teamwork to make a better, more peaceful and progressive world.
People are multi-layered. What you see on the surface is a thimble full of information. Society doesn’t allow full expression of who we are. We have roles to play. Worker, parent, listener, activator.
Oppression of free expression and a general sense of uncertainty is the reason that people flock to religion and large groups looking for answers about this uncertainty that can only be gotten by self-examination. We are lost in trying to fit and there’s a nagging knowing and feeling that something is not quite right.
That nagging feeling is your real self. Your higher self, your true self, your core self, knocking at you to pay attention to your own deep-seated needs. Stop thinking, stop grasping, stop being busy and just listen to what your true self is telling you. This is the deepest layer of who you are, where the information you need to expand yourself is.
Becoming aware on this level is not easy. It’s a re-patterning of old habits. You are changing your brain. It is a slow arduous journey that happens in small steps that are so subtle you may not recognize a change right away.
Your bravery for uncovering the many layers you carry will be well rewarded. This journey is ongoing, the learning about oneself never stops, and the bonus is you will understand yourself better and others just as well.
True bravery is letting go of what is familiar.
True bravery is trying new things.
True bravery is living closest to your heart’s calling.
True bravery is leaving what is not working.
True bravery is telling yourself the truth.
True bravery is no following the crowd.
There are many reasons to stay stuck, to get unstuck start small. The change will feel uncomfortable. That’s OK. Just sit with it.