“Do not indulge or tolerate anyone who throws cold water in your direction.” — Julia Cameron, author of The Artist’s Way
Imagine entering a room, home or event space, and being greeted by sneers and screeches to move away from you. And, once you make your way fully to the central hub, it is clear you have been discussed and disparaged. Having done nothing to deserve this, you begin to wonder what it feels like to be well received OR you may be too flustered to feel anything. And, you may feel alone.
Women not supporting each other enough is reflected heavily in society, TV, film, magazines, families, friendships, schools and businesses. Oftentimes, the picture depicted of a group of women is rife with tension, jealousy, pettiness and hatred where the reciprocal exchange of genuine love, respect, and collaboration is the exception.
Well, guess what? THIS post is NOT about that.
Now, imagine entering a room, etc., and being greeted with thunderous screams of excitement and sprints to see you. And, once together, everyone sets out to share, listen, help, celebrate, and create wonder. This is not rare. It is routine among you and your circle of sisterhood. Each of you has rallied around the other during life, love, and loss, and perhaps, a bit of lunacy. Surely, there were (and are) occasional miscommunications and misunderstandings, but these are not bond-breakers. Rather, they are success-strengthening opportunities to reset the beauty of the circle.
Collectively, to experience, expand, and reinforce the richness of the circle of sisterhood and within society, each woman:
Imagination can trump certain realities and the work expressed in bringing that vision to life can make you want to leave your efforts at their imaginary status. However, true success with the greatest impact, as well as the best in relationship-cohesion, begins with the elements listed above. They strengthen our sororal connectivity, our society, our world, and our future.
So whether we are entrepreneurs, employees, stay-at-home mothers, students, relatives, friends, or business associates, as women, our genuine affinity to one another need not be the exception. It should serve as the inspiration everyone else uses to reset their beautiful circles.
The richness of the world’s expansion, and the numerous younger yous, relies on your powerful contribution. Throw your warmth in every direction deserving it while contributing your gifts. And, be sure to #BringYourExcellence. We all need it.
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Geneva Fonda Professional Photographer, Author, Speaker, Writer
Originally published at www.huffingtonpost.com on March 29, 2015.
Originally published at medium.com