We all possess feminine and masculine characteristics that help define our personality. According to sociological focus group research, most believe that the masculine side is released when you’re working toward a goal or creating structure while femininity can be associated with honing creative energy, moving with the flow of life, and introspection.
These opposing energies are necessary to embody in order to feel like a complete person. Even though some men tend to lean towards masculine energy, embracing both sides help create a more authentic well-rounded identity. The same can be said about women who tend to naturally enjoy moving with the flow of life, but we also like being clear, directive, and progressive.
It’s satisfying for all of us to have outlets for both our masculine and feminine tendencies. In our culture, though, masculine qualities — since they’re often about progress and moving forward — tend to be “valued” more than feminine qualities. This creates a feeling of being off-balance, both individually and culturally.
If you’re off-balance and looking to center yourself, according to MindBodyGreen.com, here are six practical ways you can get in touch with the femininity in yourself and in the world:
Many of us are so busy that we rarely take time to listen to what’s going on inside of us. If we’re always acting extroverted, it creates a schism within; we lose touch with our deeper selves.
This can be easily modified. All you have to do is internally connect to who you are. An excellent way to do this is to start therapy. When you work with a therapist to explore your thoughts and feelings, you’re essentially diving into your deeper, internal (feminine) side.
2. Go into nature.
Places can be characterized as either masculine or feminine, depending on their overarching characteristics. The feminine is life force energy. Places like the forest, jungle, parks and the ocean are abundant with natural feminine energy. Go there when you’re feeling out of sync and in need of revitalization.
3. Get creative.
The feminine is the creative force. If you think about a woman’s body, it is femininity expressed in