Thursday, March 8th, 2012...10:12 am
International WOMEN’S DAY 2012
It is no surprise International Women’s Day falls on my Father’s birthday. He has raised me to be my own advocate, to stand proud of my abilities and accomplishments, to seek any goal that I may choose, and to see myself as capable and equal to all of humanity.
We might choose to be reminded of any or all of the injustices that continue to exist in the world today for women. Or we may choose to notice that inequality exists first and foremost in our mind. We may be taught to believe that we are not good enough, not worthy, unlovable…and yet these are not gender specific beliefs.
All of humanity struggles with issues of self-worth, confidence, and a sense of personal power that comes from trusting in their abilities and knowing their self.
Inequality exists only as you believe it exists.
If you see yourself as an equal to others, you will behave as such… you will see the opportunities and possibilities that exist for you even if you aren’t always sure how to reach them without seeking help.
International Women’s Day might be a reminder to nurture the talent and esteem of all young girls – and especially those who don’t have strong role models in one or both parents …so that these future women might learn to experience their world as a place where they can explore, live freely, make choices that are right for them (especially when these choices do not reflect the majority of previous generations in their particular culture or religion), and to express their free will as an inherent right.
Today we might acknowledge the path of women…but we also serve our planet by embracing the path of humanity; and for remembering all of the ways in which we are empowered to help all others to live free and with love.