There is no ’supposed to be’ in bodies. The question is not size of shape or years of age, or even having two of everything, for some do not. But the wild issue is, does this body feel, does it have right connection to pleasure, to heart, to soul, to the wild? Does it have happiness, joy? Can it in its own way move, dance, jiggle, sway, thrust? Nothing else matters. ~ Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes
So much attention has been put on women’s bodies and whether they are “right” or not. The fall out from that, which has come from our culture, and to which women have bought into, is that almost no woman is happy with the way that she looks.
Let’s face it, aging is wonderful because it means that we are still here to enjoy life’s moments – but there are changes that come with that naturally and always! I love Clarissa Pinkola Estes quote above because it reminds us as women that we have these wonderful feminine bodies to enjoy, create life with, have pleasure within, love with, move down our path with, and “move, dance, sway, jiggle, and thrust” into the wildness of our lives.
Here is a video that made me smile – and start moving and swaying myself. The singer is obviously having a marvelous time in her body with multiple colors adorning it…. and singing her heart out. I challenge you to stay still on this one and not smile at least once!
La Santa Cecilia – La Negra
EMBRACE YOUR UNIQUENESS!
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