Empowerment is a multi-layered social process that allows individuals and communities to act with autonomy, confidently representing themselves and their abilities with authority and determination. Empowerment can involve removing previous constraints or providing the tools and supports needed for previously powerless individuals or communities to act with self-determination. True empowerment requires that those assisting in the process retain no power, gain, or leverage against those they are helping.
Mrs. Namgyel speaks about the essential purpose of empowerment: to awaken our potential. Beyond culture and ritual form, if we have a longing to wake up, then that aim meets with the intention of the empowerment, and the experience is powerful.
These hindrances are Universal, but they don’t have to maintain a death-like grip on our present experience. We can be empowered to relax into who we truly are, and start to witness the nature of oneness unfolding before our eyes.
We need to learn how to live consciously and, trusting ourselves, purposefully on that inevitable balance point between form and emptiness, relative and absolute, being and non-being, self and non-self, time and eternity, the finite and infinite.
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In this Her Stories interview with Korina Emmerich, the designer and activist describes her experience growing up as a Native person in a white society. She shares how she came to love fashion, deciding at an early age that she was going to be an artist who used fashion as her medium.
Achieving equilibrium in today’s age of anxiety can seem like a near-impossible—even frivolous—task. Panache Desai offers a refreshing, surprisingly unusual approach to meet the challenges of the modern moment and heal the fractured self it produces.
Through her own infinite wisdom and the questions she asks when interviewing other wise people, Oprah has helped empower millions of people to take control of their lives and find the courage to pursue their dreams.
Powerful women come in all packages and yet they share some common habits. Glennon Doyle Melton, founder of the blog Momastery, shares how finding stillness in today's overstimulated world may be the key to success.
Have you ever left a nerve-racking challenge and immediately wished for a do over? Maybe after a job interview, a performance, or a difficult conversation? The very moments that require us to be genuine and commanding can instead cause us to feel phony and powerless.
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