Monday, September 30, 2013

Taking Back Your Body

A woman can not make the culture more aware by saying “Change.” But she can change her own attitude toward herself, thereby causing devaluing projections to glance off.

She does this by taking back her body. By not forsaking the joy of her natural body, by not purchasing the popular illusion that happiness is only bestowed on those of a certain configuration or age, by not wanting or holding back to do anything, and by taking back her real life, and living it full bore, all stops out.

This dynamic self acceptance and self-esteem are what begins to change attitudes in the culture.

 ~ Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Women Who Run with the Wolves

Painting by Elisabeth Slettnes

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