By Susan Winter
We run companies. We run countries. Regardless of advanced college degrees and net worth… at the end of the day a woman’s worth is still judged by youth and beauty. Is it fair? No. Is it an accurate assessment? No. But the big cog of social perception moves slowly.
For centuries, a woman’s youth and beauty were the determinant of her worth.
When we listen to the world we forget our truth.
When the voices of social assessment scream more loudly than our inner knowledge, we can’t hear the truth of what our souls know to be true. Caged by outdated concepts that minimize our current reality many women still gauge their worth according to these standards. We scrutinize our image in the mirror. We’ve been trained to find our faults. We wonder if we’re attractive and desirable. We buy into this historical analysis while standing firmly planted in the present.
This version of a woman’s worth is how we limit ourselves in all ways… including love. Yet, there are those of us who refuse to be confined to being less.
A woman’s worth is the totality of who she is. We are more than our bodies. We are more than our age or beauty. A truly empowered woman knows how to love herself and love another, completely. Her heart has no limits. Her choices have no limits.
A woman’s worth is measured by a life fully expressed. The courage to be her own person and create her own vision of life— regardless of what society says.
In life, there is evolution; the evolution of new ideals and greater options. Each decade creates more choice, extending the realm of who we are and what we can be in the world.
An original life is one that walks against the crowd. The rules of society are broken— not in defiance, but in the need to create new models that allow for greater expansion and growth.
We have new options for love and romance. We’re free to love the person we want regardless of age— theirs, or ours. Barriers that limit love are crumbling. The freedom to love should know no boundaries.
As women continue to see themselves as powerful, deserving, and worthy, they enjoy a greater participation in all the world has to offer. The partners they choose are just one form of this expression.
As long as we live our truth and express our lives fully, there’s no limit to our worth. We are servants only to our dreams… not to society’s expectations. To live in complete freedom is to live the life we choose. Without limitation, shame, or justification. The freedom of choice— to be who we came here to be and to love whomever we chose to love. To know our value exists far beyond the parameters of social determinants. To see ourselves in the big picture of life and live the big version of whom we are, already.