Women. Competitive, catty? Marked by jealousy and manipulation. I know you’ve been there. We all have. Have you ever found yourself standing next to a “perfect stranger?” suddenly realising that you are now standing there sizing yourself up comparing your beauty to hers. In a mess full of judgements, are you now seeking your own self worth? Or worse now your scrambling for ways to improve yourself.
Time to stop comparing, it’s bullshit. Start empowering.
There is likely someone out there that has looked at you with envy. Someone whom has had their heart broken, cried themselves to sleep, wished upon wished they has the energy to do what you do. Someone saw your smiles, your laughter and your infectious joy, and wished for one day it was theirs. What she didn’t know was the struggles you had gone through, in your own time. The struggles we all go through in our own time. But that’s it, and it’s true. We all go through our ups and downs, and we never know why someone’s life has turned out the way it has. Instead of getting caught up in anyone else’s business, take a seat. Take a seat in your own life. This is where your true power lies.
Women have desires. I am sure we can agree. We want to be confident and vulnerable to those we love. We want to respect ourselves and be respected by others. Women desire honesty and deep connections. May we want to be adored, or even cherished. Cuddled and loved. We want to love and nurture others. We want to smile and laugh daily. To take care of others, and to be taken care of. Women want to succeed. In their own way, in this world. Women want to love, and to be loved.
Realising that we all, for the most part, want the same thing. It’s sort of hard to imagine competing against one another and comparing ourselves on the way to creating it? When we focus on what we don’t have it masks us from recognising what we already have to offer the world.
No game. Acknowledge the beautiful qualities within ourselves without needing outside approval. This is how we can comfortably remember our confidence, and appreciate the powerful women standing next to us. For all the brilliance, strength and beauty she embodies.