Midlife crisis. When you hear these words, what do you think of? Probably a man marrying a woman half his age, a man buying a new toupee to cover up graying, thinning hair, or a man pulling into his home’s driveway in a brand new, apple red sports car or on a big, black Harley. What do all of these images have in common? They all involve men. But women go through midlife crises too, with their own set of complexities and problems.
What do Adam Levine, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Matthew McConaughey have in common besides good looks and superb bodies? It’s yoga. Adam treats it like a religion. Gwyneth is so determined that she wakes up in the wee hours in the morning to do yoga. Matthew always makes time to do yoga, even at the beach.
What is the essence of being a woman? I have always heard this question being asked in beauty pageants and competitions and I have also heard a lot of different answers to the said question. Some would say that the essence of being a woman is in being beautiful. Others believe that it’s in her being a mother, while others would also say that it’s in the grace and poise that only a woman can possess.
What is the essence of being a woman? If I would have to answer the question, I would say that it’s not only the capacity of a woman to bear a child, nor only beauty, nor only grace and poise that makes a woman, a woman. Not all women are gifted with the ability to have a child and not all women have chosen to have a child even if they can have one. Yet, that doesn’t make them less of a woman.