International Womens Day I feel is a reminder of how important a mother role is within our world. A nurturing, compassionate and life giving force, woman play an integral role in paving the way of a life that holds deeper meaning and qualities that we aim to aspire to.
A central role in mindfulness practice is the essence of exploring what it means to be human. Compassion and lovingkindness are deep elements that provide us with the distinction of being human and as we know from Richie Davidson at the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds is linked directly to our level of happiness.
For this International Womens Day I thought I would pay tribute to a few inspirational women that have graced our planet and share some inspiring quotes:
The most common way people give up their power
is by thinking they don’t have any.
Courage is like a muscle.
We strengthen it with use.
You may be disappointed if you fail,
but you are doomed if you don’t try.
If we don’t change, we don’t grow.
If we don’t grow, we are not really living.
Growth demands a temporary surrender of security.
The best index to a person’s character is
a) how he treats people who can’t do him any good and
b) how he treats people who can’t fight back.
Abigail Van Buren
It’s not what you call me, but what I answer to.
A woman is the full circle.
Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.
Cut not the wings of your dreams,
for they are the heartbeat and the freedom of your soul.
I’m not afraid of storms,
for I’m learning to sail my ship.
Louisa May Alcott
Look at everything as though you were
seeing it either for the first or last time.
Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.
Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do.
Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.
You take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
A terrible thing: no one to blame.
If you look at what you have in life,
You’ll always have more.
If you look at what you don’t have in life,
You’ll never have enough.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.
What selfless act will you do today to honor the women in your life? To learn more about International Womens Day click here