“There is no reason to let go of old ways of being and explore newness if the old ways still work.”
I had the distinct pleasure of doing a number of trainings with Dannen on the subject of “Peace Making Between Men and Women”. He taught me a great deal that still lives on in me today. Dannen’s philosophy was clear and simple. We hang on to our old ways until they become painful or are no longer of service. It is only at that time that we release the old ways and move on.
This is important to us as women today. We have lived within a society that has emphasized the masculine perspective and masculine attributes (logical, intellectual, rational, objective, individualistic, unemotional, dominating). We have neglected to explore feminine attributes (people skills, language abilities, a drive to network, contextual thinking, concern for the whole, etc.) and to value them. We, as women, and our society are suffering because of the resulting imbalance. We need to discover within ourselves our natural strengths, honor these strengths and bring them forth into for forefront of our lives for healing to take place. In this process, we must also look at how we support our “old ways” of thinking and acting. Are they behaviors that no longer serve us and thus, can be released so we can move on.
As women, we can develop a Feminine Perspective when moving towards success and better serve ourselves and our world.
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