I am Malala… The Heart of the Heroine within Every Woman

Posted by on Oct 23, 2013 in Featured, Heart Centered Awareness, Uncategorized, Women's Sacred Community, Womens Empowerment | 13 comments

MalalaRecently I was deeply moved by the remarkable story of Malala Yousafzai, the incredible 16 year old Pakistani young woman who miraculously survived being shot point blank in the head by the Taliban. Her crime? Bravely, and actively taking a stand for the rights of girls to be educated.

On October 9th, 2013, one year after the attempt on her life, and after months of hospitalization, intensive surgeries and rehabilitation, Malala stood with humility, and dignified strength at the United Nations Youth Assembly to “speak for those without a voice, for the rights of education for women and girls everywhere, and the right to live in peace.”

I viewed, and listened to her full address via the internet with inspired awe. Her resilient, passionate and unbreakable, courageous spirit reached out far beyond the United Nations assembly. Malala captured my heart, and the hearts of people across the globe.
 

There is much that makes her story so compelling, and inspiring.
Clearly, she does not see herself as a victim of her experience, or of her attackers.

 
Her very presence reflects her resolve of empowerment, as does her words; “the terrorist thought they would change my aim and stop my ambitions, but nothing changed in my life except this; weakness, fear, and hopelessness died. Strength courage, and fervor was born”.
 

This exemplifies so beautifully that our greatest challenges can be transformative gateways to birthing new inner resources, and to expanding, and deepening our sense of who we are, and who we can become.

 
It is marvelous to witness how she draws upon her new born strength, courage and fervor, not only for her own empowerment, but to passionately serve, mobilize and empower countless others.

Malala further inspires when she states, “I am not against anyone, neither am I here to speak in terms of revenge against the Taliban, or other terrorist groups. “I am here to speak up for the right of education for every child”.
 

MalalaWith vision and purpose, Malala focuses on, and calls for action to move towards what is life affirming and creative, rather than life negating, and destructive.

 
 
She continued to say, “I don’t even hate the Talib that shot me. Even if there is a gun in my hand, and he is in front of me, I will not shoot him……”

“My soul is telling me to be peaceful, and love everyone.”
 

Malala embodies, and emanates the heart of the Heroine. Her empowerment comes from within, and is based in love, peace, forgiveness, and compassionate wisdom.

 
Her powerful, stirring closing remarks included a call to action close to my own heart. She speaks not only for herself, but as the voice for every girl/woman with these words:

“We call upon our sisters all around the world to be brave, to embrace the strength within themselves, and to realize their full potential.”
 

I believe within every woman dwells the heart of the Heroine. Each time we say no to any outer perceived authority, or to our own inner “Taliban” who attempts to silence our deepest inspirations, and authentic voice, we become empowered to courageously stand and claim I AM ________________.


 
Like Malala, we do this for ourselves, our sisters, and for our world, in the spirit of love, and mutual empowerment.

Click here to listen to Malala’s full UN address, and learn about, I am Malala campaign for girl’s education.

 

janis deluca, “Whole Woman Self” mentor & guide, passionately inspires & facilitates the women’s journey to wholeness through seminars, retreats, individual sessions and sacred travel.
 

 

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2 Comments

  1. This is beautiful Janis. Thank you for sharing Malala’s words of courage, compassion, forgiveness and wisdom. May she serve as inspiration for each of us during times when we may be challenged by the forces of fear and forget who we are.

    • Thank-you Kari, for appreciating Malala’s story and her compassionate, wise spirit! She truly does serve as an inspiration for us in so many ways. Thanks again Kari for sharing here in the comments.

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