"Women are still in emotional bondage as long as we need to worry that we might have to make a choice between being heard and being loved" M. Williamson
Marianne Williamson wrote a wonderful book called A Women's Worth that I read years ago. I remember so much of what she spoke about landing for me. I felt a big YES fill my body; I also felt a lot of rage pulse through me. I had not yet embodied the art of valuing myself.
To value oneself you must first know your worth.
Worth is a loaded word. Especially for women. Of course, everyone is worthy to be here, on this planet, simply because they were born and they breath. But we do not view worth through this lens. The pure nature of worthiness is clouded by historical experiences both from our past, and the past of our ancestors. And if we have not figured out our own worth, how can we begin to place value in who we are and what we do?