Inspiring Women For Peace In Their Communities
As I write this, I am sitting on a roof-top in Kathmandu, Nepal, the full moon is rising over the mountains, the teeming city noise below … feeling immensely grateful for my life and the wide variety of experiences I have had (and am still having!).
The last few weeks have been rich with a variety of world news - I felt deeply moved and inspired by the recent announcement of the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to three amazing, powerful women – women who have dedicated their lives to bringing about peace in their country. Ordinary, magnificent women, each with a different story, each with a passion, each one having chosen to walk a positive path and make a significant difference in their community. Each of these women have faced, and still do, complex and challenging situations – yet they choose to make a difference.
Here are some links to various talks by these three inspiring women:
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
No matter our life situation, no matter how ‘difficult’ it might be – we can, each one of us, make a difference. We all have our ‘story’, and we can all be an inspiration for each other – we can each be that helping hand and encouragement to take next steps. Remembering that each one of us will make different steps. The wonderful myriad of different life experiences all contribute to the whole colourful weave of life.
Today I was reflecting on my own life path and the steps I have made along the way. I felt grateful, deeply grateful for the courage that I have had to over and over trust my heart and step forward. Often I have felt uncertain and at times downright scared! Yet some inner guidance and drive has always kept me taking one step at a time. I heart-fully encourage each of you reading this to follow your heart, to embrace courage in your own life, to step out of the limited paradigms and blossom into your unique potential
We don’t need to find a ‘cause’ – we have opportunities in our daily lives, in our communities, in our workplaces. It is up to us to both see them and respond. We have so much to gain and so little to lose!
Happy embracing your own courage!
With love, Kira