In my previous article we touched on the many reasons it is important to get strong and stay strong. However many people have a preconceived and over-simplified notion of how to get strong… you go to a gym! But how many people do you know that go to a gym and never make any real change or progress?
When we reach menopause, we arrive accompanied by years of experience, and accumulations of knowledge and wisdom. We might also arrive with broken relationships, expired bonds and resentments for past wrongs. It can be difficult to let go when hearts are full of emotions.
I was talking to my friend last week, Lawrence Ewing, Executive Director of Marin Ballet, and he used the phrase, “beauty awakens.” Our conversation was revolving around dance workshops, concerts, awards and the process of assisting dancers and audiences in emerging from an imposed sleep. We talked about it as a process of leaving the virtual world to discover, awaken, re-invent, the connections between the live performer and the live audience.
Most of us, consciously or unconsciously, have a little fear that peeks out when we hear the word menopause. If we are very young, we usually let it pass as a distant noise that we do not even need to pay attention to. If we are approaching this stage, which may be in our 40s, we want to continue ignoring it, but the noise comes closer and more often. In the end, due to things that are happening to us in the body and in the soul, we must dare to inquire what that mysterious and even frightening word hides.
Are you a visual person still yearning to find a way to express yourself creatively? Are you considering entering the world of fine art?