19 August 2008

Imagine a Woman...

I saw this over on Tammy's blog and I had to share it. I just thought it was so beautiful and inspirational.

Imagine a woman who believes it is right and good she is a woman. A woman who honors her experience and tells her stories. Who refuses to carry the sins of others within her body and life.

Imagine a woman who trusts and respects herself. A woman who listens to her needs and desires. Who meets them with tenderness and grace.

Imagine a woman who has acknowledged the past's influences on the present. A woman who has walked through her past. Who has healed into the present.Img_1904

Imagine a woman who authors her own life. A woman who exerts, initiates, and moves on her own behalf. Who refuses to surrender except to her truest self and wisest voice.

Imagine a woman who names her own God. A woman who believes her body is enough, just as it is. Who celebrates her body's rhythms and cycles as an exquisite resource.

Imagine a woman who honors the body of the goddess in her changing body. A woman who celebrates the accumulation of her years and wisdom. Who refuses to use her precious life energy disguising the changes in her body and life.

Imagine a woman who values the women in her life. A woman who sits in circles of women. Who is reminded of the truth about herself when she forgets.

Imagine yourself as this woman.

Written by Patricia Lynn Reilly


Tammy Warren said...

I am so glad you enjoyed this. For a while now, I have kept this by my bed. I read it when I feel a bad day coming on. We all have those days. I will come back and visit you in a bit. I am working in the school library at the moment (volunteer shhhhh).

Andria said...

what a great post! very inspirational.

Hf said...

thanks for sharing!

Petra said...

Beautiful! I love this!

B Boys Mom said...

What a wonderful post. It's very inspirational, thanks for sharing it.