Remember the old Rod Stewart Song? The verse went “if I listen long enough to you I’d find a reason to believe”. I want you to listen and believe me, you are a visionary woman and the world needs you!
We are living in the midst of a world in turmoil and it is easy to turn away and say it’s too much to take. With our own responsibilities and stresses; family and work I imagine you are thinking: seriously cannot take on one more thing in my life!
Women before us and after faced the same challenges as they did. We must, as they have, rise above it and continue to believe and then help. It’s not easy but it is all part of the big picture trusting that the things we can only dream about and continue to work towards, will someday come true.
Yes, it is true that many people believe without even realizing it. We could not make it through the day without believing. We even believe that the person driving in the oncoming lane will remain safely on their side of the road, now that is belief. These things and so many more rarely cross our minds in the day to day.
I prefer to think about the great gift we have been given that allows us to stare into the darkness believing there is light, even if there is only darkness to see.
What is it that allows us to rise above the daily din and continue to reach out beyond ourselves to help our community and far beyond?
It is our belief that we can make a difference, even if we never touch the people we help or see the results of our efforts.
Believing that we can make a difference in the world even if all we can do seems small and insignificant, but we still keep on trying. This is why the world needs visionary women.
So if you are an emerging visionary woman your choice goes something like this…
This is your life.
As far as you know it’s the only one you are going to get.
You need to removing the ego from your thinking and listen to the quiet voice that speaks from your heart, it is in that quiet voice the authentic you speaks.
You can believe that your life is cursed or choose to believe that your life is amazing, not one thing in your life need change for this shift in thinking.
You can believe your voice is not worthy and remain silent or speak up, oblivious to others and what they think of you.
You can tell yourself that your load is already too heavy and turn away or just start helping and decide as you go when the load is too heavy.
You can hide so you won’t be noticed or you can claim your rightful space in the world.
You can be cynical or you can believe and be hopeful.
This week sit down and ask yourself some of these hard questions and then choose.
Take a look at my Tenth Woman Foundation and One Solitary Child videos and then read through the list of amazing charities under the video. This list may give you some inspiration and ideas allowing you to see that what you have to share is an amazing gift and you shouldn’t keep it all to yourself.
If your answer is to help then join the thousands just like you that believe you can make a difference in the world, simply look into the darkness and find a place where you can share your light. Simple as that.
Blessings for a beautiful week!