Clarissa Pinkola Estes
Now and again, in the nature of 'descansos', I find myself mourning those parts of myself that left due to hardships beyond my control.
Through our inner wild woman -- through experience, our senses, symbols and inner intuitive knowing beyond the intellect -- we discover mysteries of nature.
Naomi Wolf explains that when women permit themselves to seek pleasure, including sexual pleasure, their dopamine system gets optimally activated. She calls dopamine the ultimate feminist chemical, as when dopamine levels are balanced, women are more likely to be confident, creative and ...
Does the dream serve a valuable purpose for others? Or is it just a passing thought of wonder, and you just liked it enough to follow this butterfly fluttering by you by chance?
I'd become so accustomed to trying to live up to what other people thought strong meant, I forgot how to embrace the paradox. Softness and hardness, masculine and feminine, assertion and surrender, the warrior and the caregiver, we need both in order to be whole.
As much as my soul is quenched by learning and exploring, it equally treasures a silent abyss where I can read for the joy of reading. I devour the smell and feel the delicate moth-like pages turn. I become the words and images. I am the book.