I am moved over the last week or so into seeing and understanding many faces of feminine suffering, the guarded nature, strife, greed, and coldness (among many other things). I am also finding Female:Angles in the midst of my work who are giving love and compassion, and tangible support. Discussions are beautiful with those ones.
I always draw on my life’s upbringing and the things I had to overcome to get to where I am today.
I find that women as a whole need more support into inner contentment with who they are as human beings.
Today in the Ethics in the Age of Compassion I decided to bring in a quote about greed and difficult feelings. Take a look at it and then please join into the conversation below.
“Lack of contentment—which really comes down to greed—sows the seed of envy and aggressive competitiveness, and leads to a culture of excessive materialism. The negative atmosphere this creates becomes the context for all kinds of social ills which bring suffering to all members of that community.”
– H.H. 14th Dalai Lama, Ethics for the New Millennium
Join in the conversation & dialog, share your reflections, comments and questions.
You can answer one or all questions.
- How do you relate to and with women in your life? In other cultures?
- What actions do you take to balance your feelings? Energy? and to cultivate a life of peace?
- What are some feminine traits, values that you cherish?
- What feminine values and characteristics would you like to see changed?
- What do you find to be the best way to create harmony between women to decrease aggressive competitiveness?
“The categories of masculine and feminine are often treated as if they were eternal truths. But they are not. They have no objective reality. Because gender is a concept, it is a product of our mind and has no absolute existence that is separate from the mind that conceives of it. Gender categories are not inherently real in and of themselves.” – The Gyalwang Karmapa
Rev. Dr. K. Sonan Wangmo