« Woman Awake is an eye opener. When I meditate, I never think that perhaps my meditation is somehow less than a man, that the best I can do is show myself worthy of becoming a man next life. Yet, this was the author’s experience as she followed her own spiritual path. Time and time again, she was told that basically she was a trained monkey and although clever her efforts were humorous.
Shocking as this picture is, the author is absolutely right when she suggests that we women probably do the most damage to ourselves. We settle. We wait for permission to take care of ourselves, including our spiritual health. We feel that we have to choose between motherhood and fulfilling work. Most importantly, we don’t recognize the gifts that women have given to the world. »