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Sometimes...

Sometimes you think this is not for you.
That you're not enough smart, young or wise to do it.
It happens, some mornings you wake up thinking you won't make it
You feel tired
And you think you don't have what it takes...

Everyday, thousands of wonderful women look in the mirror thinking this way.
All women have felt this at some point
What makes the difference between those who succeed and those that are in fear of these thoughts ... is the ability to BELIEVE.

No one is born knowing
The only way to learn is risking

Don't be afraid.
Even if you have to walk alone.
Unveil your own voice and let it be heard.
No matter where you are or where you will be,
Never quit of this powerful ability:
Speak for Yourself!

Don't worry about not being understood.
Your message will get the people who need to listen.

Have faith. because everything starts when you BELIEVE

Note: My Correspondant Vweta Ariemugbovbe inspired me to write these words after she sent me an email telling me her struggle for her life

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Sarah Whitten-Grigsby's picture

So beautiful!

So beautiful, Nasreemamina!

The image of a woman "unveiling" her voice is divine.

- Sarah

nasreenamina's picture

I am glad you like it. Thanks

I am glad you like it. Thanks for comment and share

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Sarah Whitten-Grigsby's picture

So true . . .

Hello, Nasremmnamina,

Your observation that, "Ones life has value as long as one attributes value to the life of others," is so very true.

Best Regards,

- Sarah

nasreenamina's picture

Hello Sarah

These are not my words. We owe those wise words to Madame Simone de Beauvoir.

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Aminah's picture

beautifully said

the fear of not being understood holds many back.
It certainly is true for me at some level.

"Even if you have to walk alone.
Unveil your own voice and let it be heard."

Salaam
Aminah

nasreenamina's picture

Wa salam I am glad you like

Wa salam

I am glad you like it. Thanks for reading and share

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Iryna's picture

The only way to learn is risking

Amina, your words are so inspiring! Because it's truth, happen some mornings when you wake up absolutely desperate to change anything in your life, yes, you feel tired (in most of cases - yes, you are just tired and need rest and "recharge your batteries", as I used to say). In such moments so amazing to read this kind of words and believe in yourself again!

"Have faith. because everything starts when you BELIEVE"

Warm regards,
Iryna

nasreenamina's picture

dear Irina it happens to me

dear Irina

it happens to me sometimes that I feel absolutely unable to get any goal. That sensation of "blah.." sucks all my energy and enthusiasm. However I use to repeat this words to myself and it helps me to come back to my track. Regards

One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion

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pelamutunzi's picture

it is true

you speak as if you talked to me too. thank you . im glad i reaad this.many times i feel im not worthy

we may be powerless to stop an injustice but let there never be a time we fail to protest.
regards
pela

nasreenamina's picture

No. You're not unworthy I

No. You're not unworthy

I have felt the same many times because I was avoinding of being a fearless fish out of water.
Don’t be afraid to be who you are. There’s no one else like you in this world, in this part of human history. You have to value yourself in the way you are and not according to what society and others opinions say.

Know yourself a little more and you will discover thousand reasons to be here. We have been educated to expect others to say how good we are and how far we can go. True is we’re already good and worthy.

You, as human, have been created with talents that make you special and also you have been given the ability to go over obstacles and problems and work on your weaknesses. Being confident in that you’re here with a purpose and this purpose include your fulfillment.

Your voice is unique, your life is unique so, don’t be afraid to speak up. There’s no roof in the level of development and spiritual growing a human being can get. START TODAY

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Y's picture

So true also for me as a

So true also for me as a mentor. Thanks for sharing.
Blessings to all committed to celebrating our voices.

Y

nasreenamina's picture

Thanks you very much. I

Thanks you very much. I really appreciate your words coming from another mentor. Warm regards

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Y's picture

Yes, indignation is a

Yes, indignation is a necessary part of responsible compassion (how I define "love").

Y

Vweta's picture

I Still Cant Find The Words

Dear Nasreen, i have read this post and your letter over and over again, i still cant find the words to express how deeply i have been touched by them.

I am really thankful to you, Barbara, Zoe and Delphine for your support and encouragement. Its no wonder that i got my voice back after i shared my current situation with you all. This reminds me of a quote from my week one VOF assignment "sharing is important if we must heal and win!"

Thank You!

Our Voices make the WORLD PULSate...
Vweta.

nasreenamina's picture

Dear Vweta You don't know

Dear Vweta

You don't know what you have done for me. It's a blessing we are connected. Remember we don't lose our voice, We always have it and there are many ways a person can speak. Your project and the life you touch with your actions is a way to make yourself heard. Never give up.

One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion

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vicky omar's picture

HEY

dear ,after all this long im able to see how great n wonderful u became ,,hope u doin well n lets share thoughts ..hv a great day

vik omar

nasreenamina's picture

Hey dear

How have you been? Thank you for your words! I would love to talk with you and tell me everything! Please write me a message. Hugs

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