“I have gratitude for the lifestyle I lead, and know my ‘champagne problems’ of marital strife are nothing compared to the experiences of those without the basic human needs or the dignity that everyone deserves. Regardless, I yearn to feel whole, fulfilled, an intensely alive. I am hungry for the kind of passion that lives at the bottom of my soul and at the most tender spot of my heart. I want this. Don’t you?” ~ Lord Coltrane @lordcoltrane
I believe women probably far more than men often, because of their nurturing nature, rob themselves of their own goals because someone out there may need things more or doesn’t have basic things in life. I do believe in social responsibility, mindfulness and kindness, but I cringe when I hear the word sacrifice as I do when people are shamed for having big goals while someone may be barely making it.
Being entangled in other people’s problems is not always empowering. There are, obviously, cases of natural disasters and unpredictable tragedies that call for everyone’s support but I am not talking about that. I am talking about using “there are people who have far less than me” as a way to not be responsible for our own desires being fulfilled. In fact, I have it that the more we fulfill our own desires, the more people we can help.
Beautiful Coltrane, besides being an author of the Kinky Vanilla Love (@kinkyvanillalove
), her heroine journey from betrayal to bliss, is also the photographer who took this picture of me a couple of years ago for her project - taking other women higher, allowing them to own the depths of their own personnas while owning their bodies and their choices. Nobody teaches us this at school and yet, it’s the essential ingredient to living a fulfilled life.
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