From loving weak to strong

This is a large part of the story to being able to find the blueprints to your worthiness. Basically for years I was trapped in the ideal that girls should be weak and dainty. I never wanted to be anything else because no one told me the other way around was worthy too. First of all, “strong is beautiful” is something that is being said to women now and I’m grateful, but it wasn’t said to me when I was younger. Anyway, I started working at a bakery on a side where being strong didn’t really matter. The other side however, the side I never worked, was where the strength was required. Since I was a child, whenever I would lift something I would feel bad about myself afterwards, but it’s human nature to be able to lift. If we were cavemen how would we survive without a little strength? But you don’t just have to look at it like that. What I did was I watched my co-worker lift these things. The way I lifted them the rare times I had to was strained and struggling…the way I thought it should be. Then I saw my co-worker lift these things like it was no big deal whatsoever. Her eyes were unaffected. She’s just lifting and carrying this giant bag to wherever it needs to go. Then I began to get stronger myself and eventually had to work the side where strength was required. I ended up being able to carry large things in one arm. Since I was young I cringed at myself anytime I noticed my physical strength. Now I put a large portion of my consciousness to the muscles in my arms as I carry these things. I let them protrude into my consciousness until I feel their worth. The reason I love being strong now is because of the gracefulness of your muscles tight against whatever you are carrying. The gracefulness of just carrying it without a fuss. The thought of how intense you look with those two things combined. I must also mention that now I believe strong to be worthy, that doesn’t mean the worthiness of being weaker has evaporated from my mind. That ideal was ingrained into my head for probably most of my life. That ideal will not leave my mind nor should it. Someday I’ll get older and I’ll get weaker. I won’t have a choice but to lose my muscle and by the time that day comes I’ll need a strong mind and a strong mind comes from loving yourself no matter what. I know how it feels to be okay with being less than strong, so I will make sure I keep that in my mind as to not judge others who are not the strongest and I ask that everyone else does the same in any other aspect of their self love. Find your worth in whatever it is that you are and keep the worth you always saw in whatever you used to desire. Or if you were born loving a certain aspect of yourself, work on trying to love the opposite even if you don’t desire it as to be sure you don’t judge others. You won’t judge others because you see their worth already and you hold self love for yourself. This gets rid of self loathing that leads to judgements and seeing someone different from yourself that leads to judgements. I believe this to be one of the keys in eradicating judgements. If we all see the worthiness in ourselves and notice that people who hold the opposite aspect are worthy too.

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2 thoughts on “From loving weak to strong

  1. I know many women who just cringe at the thought of being physically strong, not to mention having arms/legs/torso with muscle definition. Can we say vanity? I see beauty and worthiness in being able to use the body God gives me to do whatever comes my way. I have no problem lugging a 60 pound sack of dirt or stone or mulch when working in the yard. When I designed tools & dies I lifted die sets that were typically 30-40 pounds of hardened tool steel. Same when I work on cars. But I am still very much a woman.

    The beauty in that is that I needed both physical and mental strength to do my job. And the worthiness came from knowing I was helping my customers get the product the paid for. Just like you woking in the bakery! The next time a girl/woman feels trapped by an “ideal” saying they need to be soft and dainty, show her a picture of Rosy the Riveter (see Wikipedia). Nice post!

    BTW — When I used to go to the gym to workout, there was a woman there who could out-lift many of the men in dead-lift competitions. Woo, you go girl!

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    1. exactly! I love having muscle definition now as much as I used to hate it and it makes me understand how far I have come and it’s awesome! I imagine you being strong like that and it sounds amazing! I’m so glad you have this same ideal about physical strength in girls!

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