For me, the spiritual form of learning is seen in the “by faith” form that we discussed. It allows us to tap into our natural wisdom and for me my relationship with a Higher power. That learning offers comfort in difficult times and allows me the chance to find inner strength and resilience. It helps me to increase my emotional intelligence as I learn to show compassion, empathy and gratitude for myself and for the people around me. It helps me to see the shared humanity with the millions and billions of people in the world around me.
“Achieving peace with our bodies through positive body image is the final frontier for too many women – the last and most stubborn barrier to our won confidence, fulfillment, power, and self-actualization.”
This is the work I am doing for myself and helping others do. It is time that we as women see the value we have. And rather than comparing and despairing, we begin SHARING all our gifts, talents, skills, and abilities in ways that create a better world today and for the future.
Until we decide that enough is enough, that beauty is in our diversity, and that our natural authentic selves are what make us each beautiful in our own ways, it will continue to be a struggle.
I know that as I continue to develop my relationship with my body I can become more of my true self. When I am “good” within this relationship, it will require less time for me to think about myself freeing me up for more of what I want to create.
I believe that one of the reasons we are here on earth is to learn how to manage and work with our physical body and mind as we come to know and recognize more and more of our spiritual selves.
The way we think about our spirit and body and the relationship between them is the foundation for the way we treat those bodies.