Friday, December 2, 2011

Way beyond women in yoga…




I'm realizing that there are "feminists" who like to blame other women for cultural imbalances… it's taken me a while to get it. (there is a source behind this revelation, but I think it was more of a trigger than one article to "call out," so I'm not naming it here…)

I believe that it's only in an atmosphere of mutuality of support and understanding that we might move to something greater. In striving to understand situations that baffle us from a mind that is seeing where the expression of person or situation could be coming from there is a possibility that we might see things differently (and heal).

I narrow my eyes at the whole "eww, look at her" critique. I'd like to say it makes me tired, but it actually makes me mad. (it could be because I have been at the "butt" of such criticism in the past…)

I'd like to see a world where we can look at one another openly, and appreciate what we see. I'm not suggesting that we "like" everything we see, but it could be helpful to consider how a given person or situation might be contributing to an understanding of reality that we are entertaining in any given moment. We can then more fully use our wisdom to make communication choices that will help instead of hurt each other.

Am I in dreamland?? (maybe just a little…) Competition seems to rule things right now. The pressure and illusionary need to be right or above others confuses our predicament.

4 comments:

Brooks Hall said...

Thanks for reading! I needed that…

Eco Yogini said...

you know- i agree with you. it can be disheartening. I'm not sure what post you're referencing, but there is one that i had to stop and think it through, hoping the author didn't mean to specifically blame "women" for several things.

thank you.

Brooks Hall said...

Thanks, Eco Yo-wonderful! It's just hard to process some of this because I'm working to bring out my inner vision and feminine strength. There is still a lot to do to develop our humanity—here I go again (!)—which includes women taking responsibility for ourselves.

keishua said...

There are many ways that people interact with their feminist consciousness.Anyways, I can only hope this author misspoke. It would be sad indeed and very disempowering, which seems to be the opposite of what feminism strives to achieve, if this is not the case.