The Generosity of Women
The reality is that women matter, too. We need to become full of the desire to take as good care of ourselves as we take of others. So often women feel guilty for taking time for themselves. We often live by the As Soon As I.... model, which is as soon as I finish taking care of everyone and everything else then I will take care of myself. It can be a challenge and this challenge can vary depending on where we are in our life cycle. If we have young kids or aging parents that demand almost on-call attention, we can convince ourselves that there is no time for the self. I like Angeles Arrien's take on this when she recommends that we envision a well of water inside of us and a number of bowls outside of us. Then, visualize putting a little water in each bowl, when the bowls are empty we have given what we can. It is important that we have enough water for left ourselves .
graphic by: chris wucherer