“Instead of harboring fear and suspicion we need to think of other people not as ‘them’ but ‘us’.”
Just a quick break from your regular station…
I keep reading about International Women’s Day and how we still need to fight to be equal to men. Huh? Why would we want to be equal to men? That’s like saying oranges have to be equal to apples in order to be considered a good fruit.
We are women and men are men. We have no need to be equal to them because we aren’t men. Men have their strengths and weaknesses and women have their strengths and weaknesses.
I know somebody is going to say but ‘women don’t make as much money,’ and ‘women had to deal with the whole family thing of kids and working.’ So what? We do what we are good at. Many women are good at these things, others are not. So do what you’re good at. Ditto men.
We are not going to make the world a perfect place by making, or pretending to make, everybody equal. Men, women, white, black, brown, red, rich, poor and so forth. We are all born with the ability to do unique things, none of which are more or less important than anybody else’s tasks. Why can’t we work to make each women, and each man, the best they can be for their own sake, not just to compare them to somebody else’s standards?
Equal to is just another way to divide the world and aren’t we divided enough as it is?
Now… back to your regular programming.
“Self observation is the beginning of self transformation.”
Fear, hatred, and suspicion narrow your mind – compassion opens it.
This is one of my favorite quotes for this time of fear and uncertainty. But how do we stop waiting for the storm to pass? How do we learn to dance in the rain?
How do we learn to live with our fear?
Please join with me in “Make April a Month of Hope’ as we explore these questions, lift up and help those around us and find ways to calm our fears.
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