Thursday, April 15, 2010

Friends...past and present.

The following words are from a blog that I read called DailyOM, it resonated with me for the most part so I wanted to share. I'm not a typical gurl, whatever that means, but I have a few gurls in my life who are like sisters to me and mean a lot to me, we connect, this includes my actual biological sister as well. Most of the time I enjoy hanging out with the boys, my own interests run in that direction and I feel more comfortable when things are kept real without pretense but I've discovered other women who like those same qualities, women who like to play hard, get dirty and say it like it is but are also kind and supportive. So here it is..for what it's worth.

"As women embrace the fullness of who they are as individuals, they may find themselves supporting other women, helping others to reach the level of inner comfort and outer freedom that they themselves have found. Among those who are less sure of themselves and their place in the world, it may be more common to criticize other women than to seek their help. But there are things that a woman can only learn from another woman, as there are things about being a man that can only be learned from other men. We all recognize that we have much to learn from each other regardless of gender, but sometimes we could use a supportive role model that gives us a more precise example of what and who we can become.

There was a time where women stood together in a bond of sisterhood, women supporting women. It is only natural that the pendulum swings out of balance for a while so that we may have the experience of what we do not want. It is up to women to bring the pendulum back into balance and bring back the sacred sisterhood we yearn for at our core.

If we envision a world where women support each other and help each other find their place in an ever-changing world, then we can become the change we want to see. Jealousy, envy, criticism, and judgment are refuges for the insecure. As we help others to become self-assured, we create a world in which all people help each other, regardless of gender. Only women can make the change in how women are seen and understood, not just by other women but by the world at large. The way we speak about each other to other women and to the men in our lives informs everyone to treat us with the respect that all women, and all people, deserve."


Kat said...

Love the DailyOm...good stuff! I seem to always resonate with you and what you like to share. Thank you! I got my wheels off of the pavement and back on to the trails today. It was harder than I expected, after all I roll away the miles on the road bike, ha ha . Not the same at all! My legs & lower back protested on the first climb and then they remembered what to do. We had a wonderful day and the wild flowers are especially abundant this year.
More trails tomorrow.

Carey said...

Yea! Trail riding is sooo good, wild flowers already, how nice!