Blossoming as a Woman of Poise

Blossoming as a Woman of Poise

For as long as I can remember, I have desired to be a woman of poise. Even from the years of my childhood, (my pre-teens and teenage years), I was absolutely mesmerised by beautiful and elegant ladies such as Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe. The way they walk, and the way they talk with such smoothness, elegance and grace. I found it so rare to see within the modern times, that I was just in awe of their inner beauty and graciousness that radiated beautifully through the screens.

The official definition for poise according to the Oxford languages dictionary is: “graceful and elegant bearing in a person.”

The Cambridge dictionary describes poise as: “calm confidence in a person’s way of behaving, or a quality of grace (moving in an attractive way) and balance in the way a person holds or moves their body.”

I personally believe that God cares about the way that we carry ourselves. Though it’s most important to focus on being ourselves, I also find beauty when it comes to cultivating poise. Not merely focusing on our outer exterior, but starting from within. Over the years I have learned that how you feel on the inside, has a tendency to be revealed outwardly. When we are feeling stressed, frustrated and overwhelmed, our words and our movements tend to be sharper, harder and more jagged. When we are feeling tired and low about ourselves, we tend to hunch and hang our heads low. And as I have seen this pattern in my life, I have learned that on my journey of aiming to blossom as a woman of poise, it’s imperative to look after yourself, in order for your beauty to shine through both internally and externally.

Learning to manage and keep track of my emotions has been a huge part of my journey in blossoming as a woman of poise. I feel as though our emotions have much more influence over us than we realise. And too often, I have found that many of us avoid our emotions and how we are feeling, rather than confronting them. Learning to guard my heart, and casting every care and anxiety unto God, has helped me to blossom in becoming a woman of poise. Because I am no longer carrying a ton of negative emotions upon my shoulders. Every time I pray to the Lord, I let go of my worries, which results in me feeling lighter, brighter, more rested and at peace. I am then able to walk beautifully in the flow of the Holy Spirit, and the smoothness of His grace.

Being a woman of poise isn’t an act, it’s a journey. It’s a way of learning to live from a place of rest and serenity, which will eventually show outwardly so beautifully. It’s walking in calm confidence that you are fearfully and wonderfully made, and that you are absolutely adored by God.

How well are you prioritising taking care of yourself?

Your mental, physical, spiritual and emotional health?

Sometimes, it can be so easy to focus on meeting the needs of others. But there are times when we too, need to rest and place our health first because one cannot pour from an empty cup. Your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit. Nourish it, replenish it, and try to focus on filling your mind with beautiful and positive things.

“Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.” – Philippians 4:8

As I have come to focus on these things throughout my journey, I have experienced the Lord help me to blossom as a woman of poise, in such beautiful ways. Thank you for reading, I hope that this helped you in any way, and I hope you will continue to blossom beautifully in your own journey!

 

Lots of love, Devona

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