• mindfulauren

Softness is Strength

Updated: Jun 24, 2019

I’ve always been a crier.

A highly, highly sensitive soul.

Someone who used to huff when someone called her “gentle” because all she wanted to be was fuerte y capaz.

I already was, but I couldn't see it. In fact, I was all of the above.

The thing is...I was lied to, we all were. We’ve been told that crying is a sign of weakness, that feelings are supposed to be locked away, that all women subscribe to an oppressive gender role, that our bodies are for others to criticize and control, but the worst of all is that we “live in a man’s world”. This couldn’t be further from the truth.

Women are the most powerful force on the planet, and it’s always been that way. We couldn’t always say it, so we’ve shown it. Everything about our “womanity” is power. We bear children. Our bodies nourish them. We fight harder. Our lives demand that we do. And we do it all while bleeding twelve times a year.

So, we’re going to cry. Or not cry.

We’re going to be as sensitive as we choose, without feeling guilty about it.

We will be fiercely ourselves, whatever that means to each of us.

We are showing the world that what makes us soft is what makes us strongest.

Let's make the most out of this last week of Women's History Month.

Mindfully yours,

mindfulauren P.S. Have you visited my new Resources page? If you're looking to explore more about mindfulness and/or mental health, that's the place to do it!

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