Spirituality for the Bridget Jones in all of us.
Do you find solace and relevance in the struggles of Bridget Jones? Do you often endure the torture of being questioned by interfering family members about your single status? Have your friends become your family-away from home, and do television celebrities earn new credibility as your favourite role models? Today's young woman is smart, educated and career-oriented, but where does spiritual meaning fit into our busy lives?
'Becoming a Goddess of Inner Poise' shows us how our life choices can have a profound spiritual dimension that should not be overlooked. Just as Bridget Jones rejects the traditional Smug Marriage, author Donna Freitas suggests women are free to choose a soul-satisfying life beyond typical social and religious expectation.
Through her many heartbreaks and humiliations Bridget Jones struggles to maintain her inner poise; or what Freitas describes as a kind of enlightenment fitting for the lives of today's twenty and thirty something women. Achieving your own inner poise is not the enlightenment that all powerful, all knowing spiritual beings are made up of. Rather an ethical way of being that involves knowing what is best for yourself and appreciating that happiness includes loving and being loved by others in return.
Using popular culture as its base 'Becoming a Goddess of Inner Poise' blends traditional notions of spirituality with humour and contemporary culture, making spirituality accessible to modern women. A bridge between traditional and academic conversations about spirituality, Freitas' book is a girl's best friend to finding inner peace and inner poise, and self-discovery.
Taking contempory heroines like Bridget, Carrie Bradshaw, and Ally McBeal as examples, and including interviews with creators of other well-known 'chick lit' heroines, Freitas discusses the topics of feminism, body image, family responsibilities, romance, motherhood, accepting your imperfections and more.
Witty and inspiring, 'Becoming a Goddess of Inner Poise' celebrates the often overlooked spiritual value to be found in pursuing careers, happy love lives, and friendships.
Becoming a Goddess of Inner Poise
Written by: Donna Freitas
Don't fear the woman you are, this book will help you unless the Goddess from within. We have the power to be who and what we want to be, and this book helps us reinstate that.