Thursday, January 20, 2011

Repost: Strong = Woman

Strong. Not an adjective often used for the average woman.

I call bull shit.

The very essence of the feminine exudes STRENGTH. We grow life, birth it and then sustain it. We protect our families no matter their make-up (children, partners or friends.) Just try to harm one of our own and you’ll see our strength…..no YOU’LL FEEL IT. We take care of the big things and all the little things in our lives and the lives of our clans with finesse. We feel emotional pain in primal form, sometimes that seems like a burden, but it is a gift. In the experience of the deepest wounds lies the power of transformation.

The only reason why STRONG & WOMAN aren’t always put together is because often times we FAIL to EMBRACE OUR POWER, FAIL to CLAIM IT, FAIL to OWN IT.

Being strong doesn’t make you less feminine. It’s your god given right as women to be strong.

OWN YOUR POWER.

How?

TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF FIRST. A mother has to put the oxygen mask on her self so that she is conscious to put the mask on those unable to care for themselves. SELF-CARE is not SELFISH…it is essential.

LOVE YOUR BODY. Love its form, its abilities, its uniqueness. When you love it, you listen, it tells you exactly what it needs to survive and to THRIVE. Live in alignment with love accepting the number or size a body forged in self-love brings.

BELIEVE IN YOUR STRENGTH. Stop discounting your ability to do things! You are capable of so much more than you give yourself credit for.

ACCEPT THE PRESENT. Be where you are. Stop worrying about where you have or haven’t been or where you think you want to go. It is only being in the present that can truly take you to the places of your dreams.

KNOW YOUR AUTHENTIC SELF. If you don’t know her, it’s time to meet her. She isn’t the one telling you you’re not good enough. She’s not the one worried about who likes you and who doesn’t. She is the quiet observer, who knows her worth who knows the products of your mind and ego are merely fallacies.

DO UNTO YOURSELF AS YOU WOULD TO OTHERS. Stop insulting yourself. You wouldn’t talk to anyone one else like that. Talk to yourself in the tone and quality you would to any other human being you care about.

FLIP THE SCRIPT. It’s a cultural norm for us ladies to buy into the MEAN GIRLS moray. The gossip, distrust, the judgment, the drama, the tearing down to make ourselves feel like we are OK. As women are greatest strength comes when we bond together. When we circle together in support and trust WE MAKE EACH OTHER STRONGER.

BE A MIRROR. For you daughter. For your sister. For your mother. For your girlfriend. For EVERY WOMAN YOU MEET. By embracing STRONG you support them in finding their STRENTH too.

I don’t know about you….but I am more than proud to be called STRONG. I have strength in mind, body and spirit….and I’m not afraid to use it! :-)



Link:

Videos of the Hybrid Competition:

Quote:
"The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it."
 ~Roseanne Barr

P.S.
This weekend my partner, Nikki and I took 3rd place in the heavy weight womans division at the Hybrid Partner competition.  It was a great day with a great community!
550lb partner deadlift





1 comment:

Melissa 'Melicious' Joulwan said...

"ACCEPT THE PRESENT. Be where you are. Stop worrying about where you have or haven’t been or where you think you want to go. It is the only being in the present that can truly take you to the places of your dreams."

Genius. Thank you.