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I no longer want to be Better than you


Guest Blog by Katy Stevenson Wirth

In my heart of hearts,
I no longer want to be
Better than you
Smarter than you
Thinner than you
Prettier than you
Faster than you
Stronger than you
More accomplished than you
More creative than you
A better mother than you
A better friend than you
Better educated than you
ANYTHING more than you.

I want to walk this path
Side by side
In awe of who you are
In awe of what your gifts are
To see you only in love and light
With your beauty shining through
Just as you are.
And I want you to see me the same way.
For I really do love you
Just as you are.
I only thought I had to be better
In order for you to love me.

I drop this cloak of outshining at the gate.
It has been such a heavy burden,
An unnecessary burden
A self imposed burden.
Will you still love me
Being just as I am.
In my heart of hearts,
I know you will.


Katy Stevenson WirthKaty is originally from Hawaii and now calls Boulder, Colorado, home. She is a wife, mother of three grown children, a fiber artist, and works with her husband in the mortgage industry. She loves to hike, bike, swim, golf or just take a walk. She is participating in our Inanna 21 Day Sadhana.




Image credit: Manny Librodo




  1. Moonweaver says:

    Beautiful! Fills me with joyful tears and happiness.. Blessings Bee xXx

  2. lynne says:

    In my heart of hearts I will keep saying this to myself. The part I want to keep secret, the part I’m ashamed of. I will welcome her into the light of day …..and Love her!

  3. Peace says:

    As I look with spirit and open heart I am present to the many ways I can say I love you to the women who come into my life fir a second minute hour day week or a lifetime. I choose to bring love as the gift.

  4. Katie H says:

    I am crying happy tears as I read this. I needed it tonight. Thank you.

  5. Lorraine says:

    So beautiful, printing out to just keep by my desk. Thank you for sharing this!

  6. Robin says:

    Thank you so much for this wondrous, beautiful post!

  7. Katy, your words swipe the sticky places with clarity and the painful places with salve. Thank you.

  8. Dear Katy,

    Your words hit the core of my heart. I stopped everything I was doing.
    They spell out the beautiful reality of potentially how we can be as women towards each other.
    So gently beautiful. So wise. This is the sort of leadership I am yearning for. Let it begin inside of us.

    Thank you


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