It’s not easy being a woman. Biologically speaking, women hold and birth new human life into this world and it’s a major responsibility. This is in a world that doesn’t fully appreciate many of a women’s gifts and while there have been many positive changes for women in the past 50 years, there have also been some major setbacks.
There is more competition than ever for women with a great deal of pressure to achieve a certain standard. It’s so easy for women to go down the road of self-loathing, for believing they’ve failed to live up to the “gold standard”.
Good news! That so-called “gold standard” isn’t real!
It was manufactured to make women feel vulnerable and unworthy. When women feel unworthy and bad about themselves, they spend more money. They buy more products. They obsess over their looks and their lives, and are willing to do just about anything to fix it.
And this is the real attack on women.
We’ve heard the “war on women” take many forms over the years but it’s only just very recently that we’re beginning to see a push towards women’s self-love and self-reliance. This is what it will take for women to become truly self-reliant.
It doesn’t matter that the wage gap is closing if women don’t love themselves enough to appreciate it. Without self-love there is no self-reliance. You may be able to afford what you want, but maybe what you want is what you think will make you “worthy”, when really your worth was never in question to begin with.
With the growing trend of women having children later in life, many fear the “biological clock”. While the biological clock is real, in a sense, it only takes certain physical attributes into consideration.
The truth is this… you are more than your body. You are more than your age. You are more than what you look like or what you wear.
Although society is shallow right now, women’s true power lies within. Where you can decide for YOURSELF whether or not you are worthy of YOUR OWN love. And if you’re worthy of your own love, that is truly all you need.
Loving your femininity is a life-long process. If you commit to it, your life starts improving today. Everything that currently brings you down is outside of yourself.
There are many times when we think our life is not going our way, when really we’re just being prepared for something in the future. Then there are times when life certainly doesn’t go our way, and it doesn’t really prepare us for anything.
Through all life’s ups and downs, we have ourselves. Remember… your femininity is your power. Embrace every aspect of it. Pay careful attention to the parts that you don’t like, as they hold clues to what needs to be integrated.
It’s not easy being a woman. It never has been, and it probably never will be. But there are many gifts and beautiful experiences awaiting women of all ages. In nature, there is no war on women. Femininity is 100% necessary to humanity’s survival.
Past women have paved the way. Much of the fight has already been done. Many of the goals have already been accomplished, but will mean nothing if you don’t make your own choice to value and love yourself, and your femininity.