It’s time to confront the elephant in the room wearing the leopard print dress.
Yep, I know what you’ve been thinking. It’s on everybody’s mind.
“The picture up above sure does look like a woman, Mr ‘Man’ in Rags, so what gives? Are you some kind of graceful princess, or, a hairy bum from the streets?” *
Alright, I must confess. That lady up above is not me.
It is a picture I found when I was looking for some graphics that I thought would fit in well with my site. As soon as I saw it it appealed to me.
Because, firstly, It has a sense of purpose.
There is intent on her behalf to stride determinedly through the gate. She will pass through that opening in the wall and emerge into an abundant green garden on the other side.
To me, it seems that she might be entering into a paradise. It is a perfect reflection of my own ambitions for this site and the transition I want to make in my life.
Secondly, I liked her dress. It too seemed to “fit”.
It’s a simple garment, nothing more than a printed rag, and yet, her beauty shines naturally through it.
The idea is that, it doesn’t matter what we are wearing on the outside, it is what we possess on the inside, in our mind and in our heart, that counts. Who we are in our innermost being is what communicates with the rest of the world.
We can change the calibre of our thinking. As we move through that gateway and become more radiant our robes will take on a greater value of their own.
The significance of the garment’s leopard skin print escaped me until some weeks after I had chosen the image itself, though, I am sure it had been registering with me on some subconscious level over that time.
Like the leopard with its spots, it is not the environment that we must change. To grow we must change ourselves.
However, unlike the proverb about the leopard, we can change our spots and we do it by changing the way we think.
We meet the challenge, we take the step, we are the ones who walk forward.
Thirdly; the thing that appealed to me is that, she is a woman.
And that helps to make things clear; that, although this site is called The Man in Rags, the rules for success apply equally here as much to woman as any man.
There is nothing in here that cannot be achieved by anyone, regardless of gender.
Previously, the world favoured braun. Those endowed with the best suited physical attributes were generally best served. The arrival of the internet has altered the rules of the game and now mind has taken the advantage and ideas are the currency of the new world. The pendulum has swung back to brains, and that has leveled the playing field in woman’s favour. It’s no longer just a man’s game.
It is the quality of your thoughts, the richness and the purity of the vein, that will determine your success.
Dream of your greatest achievements, fantasize about endless possibilities, imagine your finest glories, and envisage your happiest moments.
Now, set yourself to bringing them here, to life.
Because in this digital age that we live in, dreams can come true, and perhaps more than ever before…
women can get rich too!
* I will post a picture of myself at a later date, when I can find the right light. If you want to discover just what kind of beast the man in rags is, stay tuned.
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