Thursday, October 6, 2011

HEAVY...

Sometimes in life....we are affected by things we are soooo unaware of.
The "way of the world" can come in and hold us down...
in ways dont even see.
While we are OBLIVIOUS.
The WEIGHT of the world is heavy and we all UNKNOWINGLY agree to carry it when we decide we are going to subscribe to "THEIR" thoughts or ideals.

American women are so silly.
We are so spoiled.
We actually have TIME to let "their" ideas affect us.
Maybe it is because we don't have to worry about things like:

walking to a well
whether the water we DO HAVE ACCESS to will give us a disease or illness.
how we will feed our kids...today
fending off an ARMY of men who want to rape and kill our families
having our babies on dirt floors in tent cities


Maybe it is becuase we have TIME to worry about things like:
cable bills
dentist appointments
ballet/football practice
dance costume payments
if we have a MINUTE to GO GET our fresh water from the STORE
And
if we are "thin" enough to fit into that CUTE outfit we really want to wear.

Maybe it is because we haven't OPENED our eyes....
We havent REALLY SEEN how blessed we are...

The devil has a way of sneaking in and stealing JOY.
And he does it in a way to make you think that there WAS NO JOY....to begin with.

He has a special way for American women.
because he KNOWS we are SPOILED.

He knows that sometimes we forget that GOD made us.
We forget that we are all "ONE-OF-A -KIND".
Irreplaceable.
Undeniably WONDERFUL.

He KNOWS that the world has a STRONG PULL.
He knows that WE are WEAK....
when we FORGET.

So he has snuck in.
Like a thief in the night....he has come to ROB US.

He wants us to believe that we are not
thin enough, strong enough, pretty, enough, wise enough...
to notice him.

We are.
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A while back, at the entrance of a gym, there was a picture of a very thin and beautiful woman. The caption was "This summer, do you want to be a mermaid or a whale?"

The story goes, a woman (of clothing size unknown) answered the following way:

"Dear people, whales are always surrounded by friends (dolphins, seals, curious humans), they are sexually active and raise their children with great tenderness.
They entertain like crazy with dolphins and eat lots of prawns. They swim all day and travel to fantastic places like Patagonia, the Barents Sea or the coral reefs of Polynesia.
They sing incredibly well and sometimes even are on cds. They are impressive and dearly loved animals, which everyone defend and admires.

Mermaids do not exist.

But if they existed, they would line up to see a psychologist because of a problem of split personality: woman or fish?
They would have no sex life and could not bear children.
Yes, they would be lovely, but lonely and sad.
And, who wants a girl that smells like fish by his side?

Without a doubt, I'd rather be a whale.

At a time when the media tells us that only thin is beautiful, I prefer to eat ice cream with my kids, to have dinner with my husband, to eat and drink and have fun with my friends.

We women, we gain weight because we accumulate so much wisdom and knowledge that there isn't enough space in our heads, and it spreads all over our bodies.
We are not fat, we are greatly cultivated.
Every time I see my curves in the mirror, I tell myself: "How amazing am I ?! "
 

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great Perspective, Jana! Yes, I am happy to be be "whale-like"....as I get older I feel a "pull" more to authenticity than to perfection, as the world defines it. I am so happy and hopeful when young women/mothers like yourself are learning how to enjoy your beauty and your gifts earlier than I did. That joy and beauty that I see in you is not forced or contrived.....it is real!
Namaste, my sister, Namaste and LOVE! Mimi

Shainee said...

Beautiful and wise my girl. God used you through his blog. Awesome!

Dad said...

love you