What is a Wapsi girl?
When Paul asked me to write about what I thought a WAPSI girl was I decided to start by looking at the word WAPSI. I don’t know how Paul came to use this word, so I decided to give it my own interpretation.
The best way to describe what I think a WAPSI girl is, is to share an interesting story I recently came across.
There’s a very easy method for catching monkeys in India. They simply hollow out a coconut and make a hole large enough for a monkey to get his hand in, but not large enough to get it out, as long as he makes a fist. They attach the coconut to a chain that is attached to a wall and place a banana inside and wait… When the monkey comes by and spots the banana, he sticks his hand in to grab it and suddenly finds himself trapped! As long as his hand holds onto the banana he can’t break free, his fist is too big to exit the opening. Yet, all he has to do to be free is to let go of the banana!
Most monkeys don’t ever let go…
Likewise, we often find ourselves trapped in the past or dreaming about the future, totally missing the present moment. How many times have we gone somewhere, only to discover that we don’t even remember the getting there? Our mind was elsewhere, daydreaming. When the mind is constantly chattering, we can’t hear the intuitive voice of the heart and make wise choices. We become trapped just like the monkey, reacting mechanically and not intuitively, unable to see a solution.
If only we could let go and live in the moment more often, how different might our lives be?
So here is how I’d like to interpret the word WAPSI.
Women Absolutely Present Simply Inspire…
Get to know yourself – from the inside