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Guest blog by Daily Om

Women’s Support
Becoming Our Own Role Models

 

 

There was a time where women stood together in a bond of sisterhood, women supporting women.
 

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.

1 Comment to “Guest blog by Daily Om”

  1. Awesome, Jane! And thank God, I read this today because now I am NOT going to give away the quilt pieces my Mom gave to me that she started from my grandmother and I will ask my cousin to finish the quilt to keep it in the family. Some of the material was from dresses she had made for me when I was a child! And I was ready to dispose of it?!!! Look what your writing did for me! What a blessing you are! Well, I kind of knew that anyway….. Lov ya! Jin

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