Why Wonder Woman?
Most days, amidst all of our responsibilities, I’d gander to say most women hardly feel like a wonder woman. I mean, if I think of the original Wonder Woman herself; the hair, the body, the abilities – I’d like to get back in bed! I would look very closely in the mirror and sadly, my cape was nowhere in sight. It could be pretty intimidating – and somewhat unrealistic – to think of Wonder Woman as a “healthy” comparison. After all, she was just about perfect! And that “perfect” gene is what sullies most women’s self-images.
Having done my fair share of self-analysis, self-help and an eventual practice of self-love, I have discovered the wonder in me. And it has nothing to do with perfection. It has to do with finding the pieces of myself that make me feel connected and accepting of all the other pieces of myself that my inner-critic would go to great lengths to bash. But it’s all good.
So, how do you discover the wonder in yourself? You may be thinking it’s not worth the time to fuss about it. After all, many of us have been raised to think that admiring our own wonder is something that is “self-centered” laced in a cloak of braggadocio. I assure you it is totally worth it, definitely self-centered (and that IS a GOOD THING!) and once you shine your own light on your own wonder, the need to tell others about your wonder-ness will all but fade away!
1. Find Wonder Around You
This takes a bit of slowing down and really looking at the wonders that already exist in your outside world. It could be anything from stopping to smell the roses (literally) to listening to someone with all of your ears (the two on your head and the one in your head).
2. Take A 10-Minute Wonder Break
For at least 10 minutes in the morning and 10 minutes right before bed, close your eyes and create the world of wonder you want to have. If it is a slimmer more healthy body you are working towards, imagine or visualize every detail of how wonderful you will feel and look. How will you walk your wonder walk? What wonderful things will you likely be saying? Wearing? If it is a project you are trying to complete, imagine it done. Feel every bit of accomplishment and wonderment of the wonderful job you did. If it makes sense to you, journal about what you experienced. Revel in the richness of feeling good about you!
3. Get Lost in Wonder-Wonder-Land
This can be done in the morning, evening or both! The more you do it, the more wonderful you will feel. Look in the mirror. Now really look in the mirror. Get as close as you can to see into your own eyes. Keep focusing. Look directly into the center of your eyes. The deepest, darkest part. And just stare. The longer you stare, the more lost you will be come. You will notice your breathing get slower and deeper. You will notice how calm you will feel. It will feel like you are reaching down into your very soul. Once you feel comfortable in this place, whisper, “I love you.” Do it once. Do it twice. Keep your own gaze and let the wonderment of who you truly are bubble up inside. When you are ready, blink. Pull back. Take a deep breath. And carry that connection with you all day!
Whenever I feel less-than-wonder-like I give myself the gift of stopping whatever I am doing, wherever I am and sparking a connection to myself. Tapping is the fastest way back to you and your wonder woman status. Choose your favorite tapping point; for me it is the collarbone.
I am wonder woman
I am not wonder woman
I am wonder woman
I am not wonder woman
Tap as long as you need to feel right with the positive statement. Even if it makes you laugh~
Paula G. Rosario
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