Our world seems overwhelmed by chaos. The problems we face are monumental and interconnected to the rest of the world and we don’t seem to be able to hide our heads under the blankets any longer and have them all go away. In fact, the only solutions seem to be ones in which we take collaborative action; actions requiring us to put aside our inner fears, our negative approach and to move into unfamiliar waters.
Collaborative action is based in putting aside personal interests and needs for the benefit of a larger goal. It takes inclusiveness, seeing oneself as part of a larger whole, walking in someone else’s shoes. These qualities are especially strong in women. By their very nature they are peace makers, interested in building strong relationships, looking for common bonds and shared interests. These are just some of the feminine attributes that women possess which we need to rely on to overcome the chaos.
Many women are taking a more powerful stance today. If you haven’t viewed “Women, War and Peace” yet, be sure to see this amazing documentary showing what women in war torn areas of our world have been doing to change not only their lives but all our lives. These women are using their attributes in a positive way. Now is the time for us to realize that these natural attributes, too long overlooked and/or negated, are crucial for positive change today and in the future. We need to encourage ourselves and our young women to value our feminine perspective. It is only through the addition of the feminine perspective that we will achieve balance and peace in our world.