Bella Vida by Letty

interior life

Empowering Songs

Music is a big part of my life.  Even my earliest memories are associated with music.  The soundtrack of my life contains all types of music . . . any genre . . . every genre. So when one of my facebook friends asked:

What is the most empowering song to you as a woman?

My brain like a computer going through a massive discography archive began spitting out several answers not just one. The very first ones to come to mind were strong Latina singers with powerful voices and amazing lyrics.

India-Ahora Soy Diferente (Salsa)

Ivy Queen – La Vida Es Asi (Reggaeton)

While these songs are both about relationships doesn’t mean I feel a woman is not complete unless she’s in one. I love that these songs are about taking control of their lives. It’s about learning from painful mistakes and choosing to live the life they want to live.

Then I thought about the word: empower. Breaking the rules, breaking expectations, crossing boundaries, living life my way is what makes me feel empowered. So when I think about amazing, talented singers speaking up against injustices of the world I thought of . . .

Lauren Hill – I Get Out

Jill Scott “Golden”

P!nk – Most Girls

Alanis Morissette – Precious Illusions

No Doubt – Just A Girl

Joan Jett – Bad Reputation

I could go on but I won’t.  I hope you found something new to explore.

What song comes to mind for you as being the most empowering?

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Do you pay attention to your interior as much as you exterior?

“Journal writing is a voyage to the interior.”
Miami Book Fair 2010
Miami Book Fair 2010
“Art can only be truly art by presenting an adequate outward symbol of some fact in the interior life.” Margaret Fuller
Miami Book Fair 2010
Miami Book Fair 2010

“There is one spectacle grander than the sea, that is the sky; there is one spectacle grander than the sky, that is the interior of the soul.” Victor Hugo

Some philosophies state that our interior life creates our exterior life. In literary criticism, stream of consciousness is a narrative mode portraying an individual’s point of view by giving the written equivalent of the character’s thought processes in connection to his or her actions. So if we affect each other with our actions that would mean that we are constantly creating and recreating the now.

Our thoughts affect us physically as well as emotionally. If we stopped to find out what is in our stream we could essentially control the exterior by manipulating our thoughts. By thinking a certain way we would be living a certain way. I’m going to let you ponder before my brains start oozing out my ears.

When was the last time you explored your thoughts?

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