I have been going through a summer purging this month, so far I have given 5 extra large plastic bags of clothing to our local community center, and major paper clean up. And of course I absolutely must go through every piece of paper in the pile. I came across a 5X7 postcard that is beautiful, with affirmations written by Jan Phillips to support the strength, courage, and beauty in all of us.
The Real Woman Creed
I believe that within me lies an extraordinary radiance, and
I commit to letting my light loose in the world.
I believe that the source of my power and wisdom is in the center of my
being, and I commit to acting from this place of strength.
I believe that I possess an abundance of passion and creative
potential and I commit to the expression of these gifts.
I believe that the time has come to let go of old notions and unhealthy
attitudes, and I commit to re-examine what I have been told
about beauty and dismiss what insults my soul.
I believe that negative thoughts and words compromise my
well-being, and I commit to thinking and speaking
positively about myself and others.
I believe that young women are in need of positive role models, and
I commit to being an example of authenticity and self-love.
I believe in the relationship between my well-being and
the well-being of the planet, and I commit to a life of mindfulness
that regards all living things as holy and worthy of my love.
I believe it is my spiritual responsibility to care for my body
with respect, kindness and compassion, I commit to balancing
my life in such a way that my physical being is
fully expressed and nurtured.
I believe that joy is an essential part of wellness, and I commit to
removing obstacles to joy and creating a life that is full of exuberance.
I believe that a woman who loves herself is a powerful, passionate,
attractive force, and I commit, from this day forward, to loving myself
deeply and extravagantly.
So I hope my summer purging find has reminded you how strong, courageous and beautiful you are. Here is to what we believe.