The Power Of Being A Woman
American Poet Ralph Waldo Emerson once said: "What lies behind
us and what lies before us, are tiny matters compared to what lies
within us.” Little did he know that his quote would sum up the
past, present and future of women everywhere.
He also didn’t know that once-oppressed women would emerge as
powerful pillars of society. Historically, women have been viewed as
inferior and grouped with the weak. That is why they were the first
to be rescued from the Titanic. It wasn’t until the 20th century
that American women were allowed to vote. This is what lies behind
us. This is also the history of women, who never quit paving the way
What lies before us is the most
exciting time ever for women. What
lies within us is the power to continue this amazing feminine
revolution. While in many parts of the world women are still
demoralized, the once considered fragile female gender is finally
rising to the top.
Today, women have assumed the roles of CEOs, litigation lawyers,
doctors and senators. In the United Sates, women earn more than half
of all accounting degrees, four out of every 10 law degrees and
almost that many medical degrees.
They have become activists against violence and
They are proponents of human and animal rights. In doing so,
they pour their whole hearts into their causes. Their sense of self
has become defined by their accomplishments, and their ability to
make a difference in the world. In choosing the freedom to pursue
their life-purpose, women have become increasingly liberated from
society’s unreasonable demands.
No matter what the case may have
been in the
hunting-and-gathering societies of the past, today women everywhere
are hunting for independence and validation as complete human
beings. Along the way they have learned to master remote controls,
change tires, file income tax returns, support themselves, and
successfully raise children on their own.
They can wisely shop for bargains while splurging on Godiva
chocolates. They can cry over romantic movies, but also get a thrill
from the X-files. Women become jealous over Victoria Secret models,
and have lusty thoughts when spotting George Clooney. They are
touched by the sight of babies, and outraged at violence. When
making love they like to be on the top, in charge of their own
with the evolution of women, taxis still stop for us, men still open
the doors for us and,
in case of a fire, all the gorgeous fire-fighters will rescue us
first. We don’t have to pay when we go on dates. We can go after
what we want, but are not being afraid to ask for help. We can say
what we mean, without being mean when we say it. We can
empathetically walk in the shoes of others, without losing
direction. We can hug each other in public and show emotions openly.
Best of all, we know how to solve all our problems by simply eating
We have options when it comes to beauty. All the pretty things are
made for us. There are substantially more fashion and shoe stores
for women. Entire cosmetic departments, loaded with stuff to make us
look and smell pretty, are created just for us. Our underwear,
enriched with lace and rhinestones, is fortified with silicone
inserts and airlifts. It doesn’t get any better than that. Women
are responsible for much of the beauty in the world. We do pretty
things, create pretty things, and we
look beautiful along the way.
Our options and power are endless, and here is some US data to
2010, women are expected to control $1 trillion, or 60 percent,
of the country's wealth (USA), according to research conducted
by BusinessWeek and Gallup.
Women purchase or influence the purchase of 80 percent of all
consumer goods, including stocks, computers, and automobiles.
is just the beginning! We have what it takes to grab the world by
the tail. We are naturals at multi-tasking. We can talk on the
phone, while cooking dinner. Shave our legs, while applying
eye-makeup, and run a corporation while managing a household. We can
enter data, and memorize a shopping list, during an important
Raised as caregivers, women have compassion and patience like no
other species on this planet. We
never tire of listening to the problems of
others and are always ready to help. Women have the courage
to keep looking for solutions when others give up. Equipped with
great intuition, we
know right from wrong, without consulting an expert. Women have the
persistence to stick around and go the extra mile.
Women are great communicators
and meeting people is an easy task. We
are resilient in the face of great adversity. Women are networking
pros, reaching out for connection and support. Instead of hoarding
information and wisdom, women freely share with others. We
have the power to be tuned-in emotionally,
and the gift of expressing it.
Women have the courage to be honest, outspoken, and confrontational.
When dealing with stress, women can have a pedicure or shop, and
shop some more. Best of all, women don’t need to compete with men
to be successful in business or in their personal lives. Women can
stand on their own, or be united to reach a common goal. In this
femininity is true personal power. At no other time in history has
society been so aware of the power of women.
While many women may still be judged by the shape of their legs or the
size of their breasts, corporations are now
zooming in on feminine traits. With a new female leadership style
emerging, more women are being hired into positions of power because
of their extraordinary female traits. Obviously, many companies
believe that the best man for the job is still a woman. Society has
finally come to the conclusion that the lack of female energy is the
reason for most of the problems in the business and social world.
This is a tribute to all women to celebrate the power of being a
Women have what it takes to create a world of human equality. Our
time has come to capitalize on our feminine traits, skills and the
warmth of our hearts to rock the world. Our strength lies within.
These are rewarding times for women. The world needs our courage to
forge ahead, our intuition to discern, our passion for humanity,
and our wisdom to see the big picture.
business and social world has mostly operated from a masculine
perspective. We live in a time of towering men and depleting
characters, enormous profits and trivial relationships. We have more
experts and less solutions, more knowledge and yet
we make less sense. We are faced with corruption and greed everyday.
Eroding integrity comes our way like an avalanche. We are the
snowflakes in this avalanche and every single snowflake is
Albert Einstein said, “The world is a dangerous place, not because
of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do
If each woman does something, the collective results will be
amazing. There is so much power, richness and integrity in feminine
nature. Women must stand united in their feminine spirit to bring
about global changes. There is nothing quite like empowered women
with a purpose, who rise to the occasion.
Goddess of Prosperity
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