The thing is …
we (females) struggle with our place, in the order of things, every day. And men struggle with it too.
We understand the biology of things regarding the female body and the emotion of things, regarding falling in love. Also the nurturing of life and the spirituality of things.
It’s the fourth aspect of things where we run into problems. That is to say “perceived vs actual societal roles” related to our own personal desires for ourselves.
And while we females work this out (and we are), it remains difficult and confusing for all of us.
Perhaps more so for men than women. Bottom line here (I love the term “bottom line” because it means we’re getting to the heart of the issue) I sum up in the follow haiku:
Thank you for stopping by, have a great weekend, hang in there!
“At the heart of every flower
are nurturing elements that help make it so beautiful,
our souls are like that, I think!” Penny L Howe
How we feel about ourselves – how we feel about each other. There is a direct correlation, you know. We ALL need to feel needed, cherished, important, of value. And the less we feel this way about ourselves, the less apt we are to reach out to others, to share and shore up their weakness and needs through love and care … even as they do for us.
At the heart of the matter is – the heart. All our hearts, the universal symbol of love. And our heart needs constant attention and nourishment in the form of love. So where to begin?
Well, I’d say with love of self, only as it relates to you deciding you are a good and capable human being. Start there. Then begin to reach out to others. You’ll find your own self worth grows in direct proportion.
Remember we all need nourishment – not just from food and drink, also in the form of emotional love and caring to insure our well-being!
Happy beginning of your New Year ~ and do take care of you! 🙂