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How to be a Woman
In a nutshell: Be the perfect complement to a Man
1. Yield to the decisions and leadership demonstrated by a Man
A woman understands the importance of giving up control and lowering her resistance to follow freely and going with the flow. Just like in dance (latin or ballroom), it becomes frustrating when she refuses to yield to directions, while complete harmony ensues when she adopts his decisions.
A woman requires the approval of people around her. Through validating the reality created by the choices other people made, she gains validation in that world.
2. Put your relationships first
A woman’s loyalty to her partner, family, friends and local community has to be of highest importance (in that order). She is most feminine, when providing supporting love and care to those immediately around her.
Should she ignore her most important relationships, her life would become empty and directionless. It is the breathing out of the energy of love that defines the purpose of a woman.
3. Be willing to improvise
A woman relishes the opportunity, when chance, luck or coincidences force her to go out of her usual way and discover new enjoyment in a changing world. By improvising on the spot, she resists to complain or sulk about events that are out of her control.
A woman grows most spiritually when she employs her creative energies to foster change, rather than resent it. If she is unwilling to accept and adapt to change with vitality and optimism then she fails to understand the spirituality of living in the moment.
4. Be patient
A woman accepts and lives in harmony with other people in her life and her environment. She lets the natural rhythm of things to dictate a tempo and loves the people around her together with their mistakes and imperfections.
Just like a river carving through a bed of rock, she knows that only through patience, hard work and applying herself every day she can make a real change. There are no shortcuts.
5. Be passionate
A woman knows and understands well her wide emotional range and considers it an asset. She avoids neurotic tendencies, low self-confidence and emotional instability. Instead she follows through with her purpose by expressing her love to her cause.
She must wean herself from anxieties and coping or defence mechanisms restricting her to fulfil her role in the world. Only by seeking out inherent feminine instincts can she fully commit to a cause and lay her soul bare in the process.
Finally: Live through your children and grandchildren
A woman’s mission in life is to care and love for her family and provide a safe and sound future for the next generation. Through being a mother, she provides guidance and support while making many selfless sacrifices. This way her children and grandchildren will be able to successfully face the challenges of the world they are born into.
The small print :
-Man and woman is freely interchangable with masculine and feminine energy respectively
-The points that I left out I feel either apply to both or naturally follow
-This was written by a man and I currently feel that more often than not women dont know what they want or need in their lives.
-Also this was written, as inspired by Steve's post on the spot. Similarities between the two are not accidental as I belive the obvious is more useful than the original.