So I was reading this book ”Captivating – Unveiling the mystery of a Womans Soul” by John and Stasi Eldredge…ok, I didn’t buy it myself (oops), I was given as a birthday present by my mum (awwww how sweet.lol.). She told me she just didn’t know what to get me because she wanted to get something that will benefit me, and something that I probably don’t have. Clearly anything fashionista was out (meaning clothes, shoes and bags)… anyhow, she thought this book will be just it, for my 23rd. And for sure it was. Here’s the thing I grasped from my read…
The authors: John and Stasi Eldredge — tooo cool, still trying to understand how a married couple would sit together and write a book — unveiling the mystery of a womans soul — i mean, honestly, do you know how hard it is to understand a woman, let alone women. I barely understand myself sometimes e.g Now, being why am even blogging and am supposed to be reading for some exams, but this makes me get a clear conscience — see! very weird #shiiish!
So here goes!!
Every woman was once a little girl. And every little girl holds in her heart her most precious dreams. She longs to be swept up into a romance, to play an irreplaceable role in a great adventure, to be the Beauty of the story. Those desires are far more than child’s play. They are the Secret to the feminine heart.
And yet – how many women do you know who ever find that life? As the years pass by, the heart of a woman gets pushed aside, wounded, buried. She finds no romance except in novels, no adventure except on television and she doubts very much that she will ever be the beauty in any tale. (Thats so common, true and sad)
Your heart matters more than anything else in all creation. The desires you had as a little girl and the longings you still feel as a woman.
You’ll find that every woman in her heart of hearts longs for three things:
- To be romanced (believe it or not, yes, the very essence of it.what you are thinking as well…lol)
- To Play an irreplacable role in a great adventure : (this is more of being needed, to be the lifesaver, a helper of sorts)
- To unveil beauty : (yes, to be recognized as beautiful, to be appreciated,be adored…..does “Mirror Mirror on the wall, whose the fairest of them all”…ring a bell? trust me all women do that indirectly. Hence the dressing up, the make up, the salon)
Those three makes a woman come alive
It got me thinking and very curious as to whether it’s actually true. starting with myself, those three things as plain and simple as they look are every womans desire. It’s what reveals the captivating nature of a woman.
Did you know ?(BULB LIGHT) ? That most women define themselves in terms of their relationships, and the quality they deem those relationships to have. Like I am a mother, a sister, a daughter, a friend. Or, I am alone, I’m not seeing anyone right now, or my children ain’t calling, or my friends seem distant.
So after reading this book, I have been inspired to become an avid reader of books that bring value to my little mind. And helps me to conceptualize things (ok, big word, but t’woz for lack of a better one ) now that my mind works on over drive sometimes … I can think up a million things at a go.
Random Quote: “Mankind is like a king/queen in exile, and we cannot be happy until we have recovered our true state”
Signing off — *Kawi*