How do you view yourself today? Do you feel more wiser or stronger than you did last year? Last month? I ask these questions since most do not think about them on a regular basis, but instead ponder self-awareness issues after a death, a marriage, start of a new career, a birth of a child or a traumatic event. However, every once in a long while, some women may consider the moment when they decided to stop doing certain things, going to certain places or hanging out with certain family, friends or associates.
During those particular times or self-defining moments, we stop doing things we used to do for various reasons; perhaps the look no longer suits our purpose, the habit no longer looks right, the words no longer sound right or the places are no longer indicative of who we are or who we strive to be. It is in that moment, that AHA moment, that time frame of serendipity if you will when you decide that living is not about running mindlessly on automatic or upholding an unwritten status quo. Instead, at a particular point in a woman’s life, we began to want more, we began to hope for more, we dream for more and we search for a place where our mind, body and spirit are utilized, aligned and connected.
When your mind and body are aligned with your enlightened spirit, you feel as though you know your purpose and life has meaning, motivation and focus; your voice is clear, your judgment is sound, your passion is contagious and you are motivated to love, create, empower and share the essence of yourself with other. But this time helping others become a part of the fabric of who you are and it is not a heavy, tedious burden or task that you must do but something you are empowered to do. Thus, you are empowered to bend when the load becomes too heavy or delegate unto others when you have reached your limit since your mission in life is no longer about you. When your mind and body are aligned with your enlightened spirit, another person's judgment is no longer a personal attack but merely an opinion that you have the option of ignoring or embracing. When your mind and body are aligned with your enlightened spirit, rejection doesn’t hurt like it once did because you merely deem it as another person's inability to value or appreciate who you are or what you have to offer. When your mind and body are aligned with your enlightened spirit, you become willing to process and understand that your eyes have not seen nor your ears have not yet heard what God really has in store for you, your family, your career and your community.
Your enlightened spirit allows you to become more open to the shift in the atmosphere and less tolerant of the suffocation of the status quo so much so that you press forward and march to the steady drum of your beating heart. You even become comfortable with your natural cadence; although flexible enough to run your marathon when you feel like running on to see what the end of the journey will lead you or comfortable enough with who you are to jog at a steady pace, walk or crawl slowly when you find yourself assisting another with hearing their own voice, finding their purpose and aligning their mind and body with their own enlightened mind.
Toni Moore, Esq.
Toni is an attorney and business coach who is committed to helping women uplevel their success.
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