Today we have another chapter on empowerment!
(Literally, you’ll understand why below…)
Empowerment is a big word, complex perhaps, but it translates into simple and, at the same time, powerful attitudes.
It is a gift that belongs to all of us.
And not only that, empowerment is part of our evolution.
Empowerment is necessary to awaken us.
When we can connect and express our truth, we become more.
But not just on the individual level, but we grow with the whole.
And you know what’s beautiful when that happens?
The people around us are reminded of their own strength and inner light too.
Michelle Obama’s book Becoming is a beautiful description of this inner process and has reinforced for me that this is the way to a fuller life. A journey of acceptance and truth, with ups and downs, without beginning and without end, but conscious, continuous and growing. Now, instead of carry on writing my insights about this book that I have loved and highly recommend, I’ll let Michelle’s own words in the last chapter resonate in your being:
“For me, becoming isn’t about arriving somewhere or achieving a certain aim. I see it instead as forward motion, a means of evolving, a way to reach continuously toward a better self. The journey doesn’t end. I became a mother, but I still have a lot to learn from and give to my children. I have become a wife, but I continue to adapt to and be humbled by what it means to truly love and make a life with another person. I have become, by certain measures, a person of power, and yet there are moments still when I feel insecure or unheard. It’s all a process, steps along a path. Becoming requires equal parts patience and rigor. Becoming is never giving up on the idea that there’s more growing to be done”.
“And here is what I have to say, finally: Let’s invite one another in. Maybe then we can begin to fear less, to make fewer wrong assumptions, to let go of the biases and stereotypes that unnecessarily divide us. Maybe we can better embrace the ways we are the same. It’s not about being perfect. It’s not about where you get yourself in the end. There’s power in allowing yourself to be known and heard, in owning your unique story, in using your authentic voice. And there’s grace in being willing to know and hear others. This, for me, is how we become.”
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