If you are like me, you will find yourself reflecting on your life’s journey just before or on your birthday. I am officially 28 years old (7th September), and although I don’t feel it, I am really excited about being 28! My excitement has less to do my age, but rather, a state of being. It’s an empowered feeling that is the culmination of numerous life experiences, the joy of living my dreams today and the hope of future achievements. A question that has often lingered in my mind over the last couple of years is… ‘When does a girl become a woman?’ Well, I finally feel that I have found my answer to that question!
‘A girl does not become a woman when she reaches a certain age or starts to dress a certain way, but rather, when she becomes at one with herself.’
~ Numba Pinkerton
Well, make no mistake, I am a woman.
For the first time in many years, I feel completely at one with myself. I am a lot more comfortable in my own skin and I feel fairly confident about where I want to be in a few years. I work extremely hard and I have exceeded my own expectations in what I have achieved so far. Yet, I have also learnt to make time for myself and the important people in my life.
I completely believe in the power of my intuition (which has never failed me) to guide me every step of the way, and because of this, I feel completely relaxed, happy and empowered.
The only way to fully describe how I feel about the woman I have become today is through an amazing poem I discovered a few years ago. It’s an inspiring poem by Sonny Carrol- The Empowered Woman:
THE EMPOWERED WOMAN
by Sonny Carroll
The Empowered Woman, she moves through the world
with a sense of confidence and grace.
Her once reckless spirit now tempered by wisdom.
Quietly, yet firmly, she speaks her truth without doubt or hesitation
and the life she leads is of her own creation.
She now understands what it means to live and let live.
How much to ask for herself and how much to give.
She has a strong, yet generous heart
and the inner beauty she emanates truly sets her apart.
Like the mythical Phoenix,
she has risen from the ashes and soared to a new plane of existence,
unfettered by the things that once that posed such resistance.
Her senses now heightened, she sees everything so clearly.
She hears the wind rustling through the trees;
beckoning her to live the dreams she holds so dearly.
She feels the softness of her hands
and muses at the strength that they possess.
Her needs and desires she has learned to express.
She has tasted the bitter and savored the sweet fruits of life,
overcome adversity and pushed past heartache and strife.
And the one thing she never understood,
she now knows to be true,
it all begins and ends with you.
Copyright © 2003 Sonny Carroll & Pearls Of Wisdom.
I hope the poem inspires you to become an empowered woman….