Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Feeling Empowered

Feeling Empowerment



There is a new dimension beyond that which is now known by Ginger Dawn. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between emotion and logic, and it lies between the pit of her fears and the summit of her growth. This is the dimension of insight. It is an area which we call the Empowerment Zone. Do do do do do do.....



Isn't it wonderful when we have a moment of clarity and insight! It can come from a conversation with a friend, coworker, or even during those moments when we stop and listen. 
 
Read more about mindful listening here!
For those that do not know me, I am a talker. Boy Howdy! Can I ever be a chatty gal! Yet, I am also learning to listen. The first step in listening is choosing to be in the present moment and to attempt to fully experience what is being said by the other person. This is no small feat as our minds tend to wander when we are listening.  I also believe that we need to listen not only to others but to our-self. I have made it my practice to Mindfully listen

With this practice, I have found a sense of empowerment! Using my voice appropriately and mindfully gives worth and meaning. 

Personal empowerment is about looking at who you are and becoming more aware of yourself as a unique individual. 

Art by Cheryl Braganza (Throughout all her work, Braganza strikes an uplifting tone of empowerment through solidarity.)

Personal empowerment involves developing the confidence and strength to set realistic goals and fulfill your potential.  Everyone has strengths and weaknesses and a range of  coping skills that are used in everyday situations, but all too often people remain unaware of, or undervalue their true abilities.

Peaceful Joy by Cheryl Braganza
Here are some ways to become empowered! You can read more at Positively Rebellious.  

1.  Know yourself. (Be aware of what is happening inside and outside of you.)

2.  Take responsibility.

3.  Do Something. Action!

 

So Listen to yourself and others! Be empowered! I leave you with this thought: 

“You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.”

Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft



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