This post reminds us that women need not, must not, become more like men, adopt the swagger, aggression and rage modeled for us by the prototypical male. We bring unique strengths in our femaleness. As has been said, “The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.”
“Our planet will be saved by women not men. Men think they can solve their problems through violence. Jesus, Gandhi and other great souls knew that men have no fear of violence – they’ve been killing since Cain and Abel. So they conquered men by acting like women. They brought yin to the planet, not more yang, and that’s how our planet will be saved.
You can do this too. Choose Yin. Start small. Decide to harm no living thing, including yourself, in thought, word or deed for one hour. Then extend it for two hours. Then perhaps for an entire morning.”
by Sister Mary Ann Kelley.
Taken from Soul To Soul by John Mundahl
This is such a strong statement by Sister Mary Ann.
It isn’t easy to choose yin over yang in a world that dismisses gentleness, and often sees softness as weakness. There is violence everywhere –…
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