Women will Save the World
In recent times, HH the Dalai Lama has been calling women to come forward, that it’s going to be women who save the world. We have more sensitivity to people, and more compassion, he says.
My mother thoroughly agreed with that. I think it’s women, and the ways of doing things associated with women, and Mother Nature.
There are men out there who are also building a culture based on the ecosystem principles of Mother Nature: permaculturists for example. To build a workable future, we of course need both men and women to take an empowered hand in it.
Let’s take more of a look at the ways of doing things associated with women and Nature.
Mother Nature is sacred. We rely on her. She is mother of all of us, and all creatures are our family. In nature’s ecosystems, all creatures cooperate for their mutual support, (that includes eating each other – it’s not all sweetness and light).
Mothers love, care for and nurture the life of their children, just as the earth does. Helping life to flourish is the important thing. Women are associated with tend-befriend behaviours, rather than competition and hierarchies. We don’t want to raise our kids as cannon fodder.
This is the way of life the world needs urgently right now, so we can all value the life of people in all nations, and all creatures, and cooperate to protect us all from the dire effects of climate change and other looming horrors: which are the result of our present dominator system, or patriarchy, which values way associated with males the most.
This is to me what Ecofeminism is. It’s more than women hugging trees. It’s women’s wisdom and caring, which is the same as Mother Nature’s, forming the foundation of the way we all live.