Song of Solitude (2)


If the world isn’t turning
Your heart won’t return
Anyone, anything, anyhow

She wandered aimlessly and wondered the beauty of seemingly pleading for attention night, in her cubicle, statued. The last time she felt so unsteady was when he left her without goodbye. He didn’t return the hello she once gave to him. But it was a nuance, now she buried it in her brain ‘ancient’ part. It was almost surreal to her. It was the evident epitome of guilty pleasure. She pondered, pondered hard, it should be her mind controlling her heart. She laughed at herself, hard enough to make her fall off from the chair, if so made believe. He played out a great protector. The sky was empty from the window peek. The Romeo probably forgot he had to greet her or got lost in his way of meeting her. And there she waited, waited endlessly, hopelessly and helplessly. The sky wasn’t any better consolation, served her no consolidation. If anything, mourn intensified. She let loose of what supposedly detached. But she couldn’t seem to do it with the soul she had been standing staring the gloomy skies so hazily, so keenly for. She waited and waited still, “Romeo must be so preoccupied.”

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The Diary of a Late Bloomer (65)

Embracing the margins

As self-proclaimed verbivore, I understand how immense the power the words have. And tandeming words into manifested byproducts can be a real challenge for the mind. Crafting words require sanity and to be in the state, most of great writers with global stature sacrificed their time to be among the noises of crowds and consciously preferred to live a solitary life. I fully understand the constant need to distant and withdrawn; sometimes, if not most of the times, it leads to a depression. But solitude in its truest essence only brings about mental strength. Better engagement with the inner self; the self-talks that lead to great notions oftentimes a fruit to reap: one of them is mastery. It explains Hiersfield’s outlook that a writer is no different to a monk. Because it takes clarity of mind to fully immerse in the process of crafting. It can be both pleasure and pain. A blessing and a curse. Well, my mind is busier than the busiest factory, it travels in different epoch; forward and backward. I still find myself running out of breath to catch up about everything, the great great many many things I want to learn and later on will inspire me. At least, I find joy in this frugal bliss for a lowkey person and this will be of great use in the future.

The Diary of a Late Bloomer (55)

How much of an Athena are you?

I read an article suggestion on my blog a week ago and it led me to an interesting article, I suppose it is because my post’s tags is about Greek goddesses so the suggestion is something related to it. I find it interesting because I love how women are depicted as a powerful figure. That we mean business. So, here is the article:

What has the Goddess Athena got to do with the women of today? Don’t we know her from the Greek legends? True! Only if we understand what archetype she stands for and what female part Athena represents in us women, can we learn to know more about ourselves. We can explore our behaviour, our needs and our qualities in a better way.

The American psychologist Jean Shinoda Bolen has been fascinated by the female soul and its facets for many years, and, therefore, she has entirely dedicated her professional life to women. She wrote down her knowledge on the different female archetypes, which is based on her work with thousands of women, in her world bestseller ‘Goddesses in Everywoman. Powerful Archetypes in Women’s Lives’. With her observations she could help her clients to discover and reawaken their strengths.The so-called Goddesses have all along been symbols for the different aspects of the female soul. All the Goddesses-archetypes together, such as Aphrodite, Artemis, Athena, Demeter, Hestia, Hera and Persephone symbolize the different landscapes of a woman’s soul.

HOW MUCH OF ATHENA IS IN YOU?

If you want to get to know yourself better, feel within you. Which Goddess is particularly strongly pronounced in you? This time Athena is in focus.

Whilst thinking about the Goddesses-aspects of Athena within you, take care that you do not slip into judgements and stereotyped thinking. My information should only serve as inspiration:

ATHENA-SOUL ASPECTS:

A BRIEF SUMMARY

Women with typical Athena-aspects are for instance

Intellectuals, scientists, politicians, artists and other career women

Typical topics of the Athena woman:

well-groomed appearance/classic dress style – intellect – success – career – art and aesthetics – imparting of knowledge – reduction to the essential – self-control – efficiency

Typical for the Athena woman: loves intellectual challenges – only ‘heroes’ are possible partners – striving for her own career and success – critical – choosy – distance to other women – children do not play an important role – self-sufficient – very practically-minded

Shadows: weakly developed body sensation – dominating mind – control freak – emotional distance – intolerance

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I can tell, I have quite an Athena qualities in me. And I’m proud of it, I suppose it is getting popular for today’s women to have those empowering qualities.