October 2016 A Woman’s Worth

One of the hardest things for us to do can be realizing our worth.  This applies to men as well as women.  Social media does good, but also greatly increases the ability for us to compare our lives with the lives of others.  Advertising can make us feel we are not worthy unless we are young, slim or extremely wealthy.  Why are we all worthy?  Three words – YOU ARE HERE.  In the whole of the universe there is only one you.  No one has ever been created as unique and beautiful as you are.

Women still make 79 cents to every dollar a man makes.  People have argued some of this is due to our absence from working for child care or the types of jobs we have.  In the Washington Post, Catherine Rampell talks about internal reasons why women make less money. “By internal obstacles, I mean the reluctance to negotiate for raises or to put themselves forward for promotion, or other self-sabotaging behavior — what might be called the “Lean Out” explanation.”  For the the link to the full article click here

Women also have a history of being treated as property through the ages.  We were considered worthy to vote in the U.S. in 1920.  So for the majority U. S. history, we did not have this right.  Other countries have this record

  • Australia 1902
  • China 1949
  • India 1947
  • Mexico 1947
  • United Kingdom full rights 1928

Here are some of they synonyms for self  worth – self-respect, self confidence, honor, happiness and joy.  Do you give your self these things?  We take pride in our family, our homes and some times sport teams.  How often do you take pride in your self?

For me a sense of worth comes from the connection to my true self through meditation.  This is where I really tune into how I’m feeling.  Especially if getting run down,  we can also make sure we retreat ourselves well once in a while.  Make sure you are taking time for you to do your workouts, meditate, read, practice yoga or take a few bubble baths.  Why not treat yourself before you get run down?

“I’ve learned that fear limits you and your vision. It serves as blinders to what may be just a few steps down the road for you. The journey is valuable, but believing in your talents, your abilities, and your self-worth can empower you to walk down an even brighter path. Transforming fear into freedom – how great is that?”  Soledad O’Brien