Masculine Energy versus Feminine Energy

Written by Skye Thomas

I have been reading a lot lately aboutrepparttar concepts of masculine and feminine energy. It all sort of goes along withrepparttar 122304 yin and yang definitions of masculine and feminine. I do not think I need to definerepparttar 122305 differences for you. The ideas I feel called to address today have more to do withrepparttar 122306 finger pointing and blame going on inrepparttar 122307 spiritual communities. Some religions believe in a masculine god and others in a feminine goddess. There is this snobbish assumption that only one is correct and thatrepparttar 122308 other belief is foolish and misguided. Each believes that if everyone would subscribe to their particular vision of power, then all would be right withrepparttar 122309 world.

There is a lot of talk amongrepparttar 122310 new age communities about a return to feminine energy and a return to feminine leadership. Somehow, it is believed that with women in charge we will somehow clean up all ofrepparttar 122311 world's problems and magically bring civilization back to a place of beauty and harmony living offrepparttar 122312 land in a peaceful nurturing way. I even read an article recently written by a new age man asking where we women were and when would we be coming back to fixrepparttar 122313 mess that he feelsrepparttar 122314 men have made of our planet. Wow! What a big responsibility!

My first response to reading this man's well written essay about how men had really screwed things up with their greed and testosterone filled war like natures, was to say "It's not my job to fix your mess! Where do you get off making a mess and then asking when someone else is going to clean up? Why not askrepparttar 122315 men when they're going to clean up after themselves?" Once I calmed down though, I got to thinking aboutrepparttar 122316 feminine energy and how it works. I rethought my answers and thought that I should say, "Feminine energy by definition is gentle and nurturing, healing and loving. You won't see us come charging in like warriors gone to battle. Our effects will be subtle and beautiful likerepparttar 122317 breeze blowingrepparttar 122318 leaves of a tree."

Having stewed overrepparttar 122319 topic for a few more weeks, I have some more enlightened thoughts to share. Why is it even referred to as masculine or feminine? Have you never seen a female fight torepparttar 122320 death to protect her family? Have you never seen a man cry forrepparttar 122321 magic of seeing his child born? Do you think that women aren't capable of being greedy and selfish? Do you really believe that men aren't capable of being healers? Whatever happened torepparttar 122322 belief that both energies lie within all of us? Men didn't create these problems anymore then women did. It takes one to agree to be victimized. If women truly wanted to take power, they're smart enough to overcomerepparttar 122323 physical strength differences. The truth is, we agreed to a philosophical view that men were smarter, stronger, and closer to god then we are. We chose to subscribe to that just like they did.

Searching for The Meaning of Life

Written by Halina Goldstein

Searching for The Meaning of Life ======================================

A member ofrepparttar Self Improvement Zone asked me repparttar 122303 other day: "How is it that we can know what is good for us, yet we don't seem to be able to make a practice out of anything? I go from one author, book, concept, idea to another, thinking one day I will findrepparttar 122304 answer, and I will no longer have to look. I have enough books to open a bookstore. Is there any one thing you can recommend? Or are we mostly all doingrepparttar 122305 same thing?? Searching... with no one right answer."

Oh, who am I to answer that...

I met a man once, who at some point lost everything that was home to him, and so he went into a deep emotional crisis. He started asking himself:

What'srepparttar 122306 point?

What'srepparttar 122307 meaning of life?

He ended up saying: "Life hasrepparttar 122308 meaning we think it has". The meaning of life is a choice. It's not a fixed answer.

It sounds right to me. I always come back to this one. The right answer is what you believe it is. The world is what you believe it is. Your path in life is what you believe it is.

"But I don't know what it is for God's sake! I don't know what to believe!" you say (or yell? :-)) Even if we don't know, there is a frustration. Meaning, you feel you should know. You want to know. You need to know.

Maybe it's like walking around a strange town, trying to find a home. You try this street and that street, and you're almost there you think, but then again no. After all, you hardly know what you're looking for... You have a feeling, but you don't know what it is.

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