I can’t go back and redo my twenties or even go back to puberty and start my socialization over so that I understand male/female dynamics REALISTICALLY. My life may be irreversible; I’ll have to make peace with the consequences of what you did, but I know you’re still out there doing this to other people.
Madeleine Black shares her story of inhumane sexual violence, toxic sexualization, and emotional and spiritual re-growth. Her story is one of the most powerful ones I’ve ever heard. She expresses herself so eloquently and articulates how she has learned more about herself and the human condition after experiencing the agony and shock of her assault as a young girl.
“Strip away all of the unnecessary distractions and get down to the essential pieces of you. Clear space for your breath and your freedom to exist at your most basic level. Bask in your birthright!”
I am reclaiming my place as a force to be reckoned with because I know the alternative won’t get me where my path potentially leads.
“Adult victims of sexual harassment have different cognitive capacities then minors. We have to make sure we aren’t enabling adults to bypass moral resolution or rationalize morally questionable behavior.”
“How to view your self in relation to your body as a dynamic relationship that wants attention and affection like all relationships do.”
Plot twists happen. What matters is how you respond to them. Let’s look at one of these classic relationship detours that often times takes the unknowing partner on a tailspin, “I think we should take a break!”
If we are to become self actualized we have to take responsibility for our choices (based on our compromises between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors) and maintain this accountability whether we achieve positive or negative results. Courage is the not just a feeling, it is an action, and when consistent – a personality type – and it most definitely is an outcome. However, the outcomes of courage are different for men and women.