I’d like to talk with you about Possibility Thinking and why the innards of it are so critically important to women’s lives.
Our world abounds with right and true, positive thinking, and yet there are still a lot of challenging problems to be resolved. Would you agree?
We have more tools now certainly than when I was a child to point us in the direction of health, wealth, success, happiness, and harmony? One of my favorites is not having to wait until Wednesday to go to the library to do that week’s research. Isn’t the internet grand?
In our era, women’s issues are very much in the public eye. We owe a lot to those brave women like Susan B. Anthony of the anti-slavery movement; like Elizabeth Cady Stanton also a suffragette and early leader in the women’s movement; and like Ida B. Wells one of the first women to keep her own name after marriage and to lead an anti-lynching crusade. There are so many more.
We were blessed to be born into a society where so many women’s rights issues had already been resolved, and yet, there are still so many who feel strongly that women are treated grossly unfairly.
You can find the history of the Women’s Movement elsewhere. I’d like to address the intrinsic strength that women ARE before, during, and after the politicization dies down.
Every human being – male and female – is born with the exact same innards and capabilities. Strength is just one of them. We know that heredity and environment play a role in the development of any character trait, strength included.
If there is one tool that would help you as an individual woman, it would be one of my favorite questions:
Who says you have to experience gender injustice? Who says you have to experience gender-based discrimination? Who says you have to be paid less than a man?
You, as an individual, are agreeing via your silence with the standards set for women today. You are treated unjustly, and do you pursue a resolution via the law, or via the coffee klatch that has no power only compassion.
The problem isn’t inequality. The problem is lack of courage and this is not a gender issue. It is an individual issue. It takes great courage to speak forthrightly, and that is what is needed.
Woman must be encouraged to speak up individually, particularly at work. There is power in numbers. Imagine what would happen in a large corporation if all the women together demanded equal pay. Might some of them lose their jobs? Yes. Might some of them get paid more? Yes.
We already have within each of our selves everything it takes to accomplish our desires. The strength is in there. Where else would it be? We already have the courage. Where does it come from if not from within? We already have keen vision? Aren’t you reading this and nodding your head? Why? Because you went within yourself, asked if you thought these words were accurate, and came up with agreement.
The tools are already there. They need to become activated. Activate that strength, that courage, that wisdom. You don’t have to wait for some movie star to lead you. It’s between you and your boss for starters.
What would happen if all women in the United States formed a movement that did not parade around in genital costumes, but who actually united all women as one to crusade for equal pay as a fabulous beginning with many more issues to follow? Imagine such a crusade.
I was one of those women during my corporate America experience who never asked “Sez who?” I sometimes demanded equal pay and sometimes I got it. Sometimes not. My desire is that women read this article and start asking “Sez who?” I’d love to see women unfold great courage and not settle for the corporate model in place now. I was a single mom and felt I couldn’t take those risks. I hope some of you can.
Pat Matson’s path of life’s unfoldment has led her into the world of copywriting where she lends her expertise to the writing of blogs, ezines, curriculum and articles with a common sense message for entrepreneurs, especially life coaches or spiritual coaches. Pat loves to bring the story inside her clients representing their businesses out into the world that needs it so. In addition to her copywriting, Pat is a Walter Method Teacher of metaphysics where she helps illuminate Life’s Laws for her students. Pat’s Write Mind is her home base.