It’s Time Once Again For Women To Support Other Women

lynn_and_susan_closeup.jpgThis Daily Om message captures the core of what AWR about: creating a worldwide circle of support and inspiration so that all of us can fulfil our destinies with power and joy.

Likewise, this photograph of me with my friend Lynn Harris (author of Unwritten Rules: What Women Need to Know About Leadership in Today’s Organisations ), embodies the same spirit of support and sisterhood. Together we are invincible.

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

That time has come again. The time for sisterhood and support is now.

As we embrace the fullness of who we are as individuals, we may find ourselves supporting other women, helping others to reach the level of inner comfort and outer freedom that we ourselves 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.

Thanks to Daily Om

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