Welcome, you gorgeous being!
Even though I may not know you personally, I know you are worthy of love. I know you are a gift to humanity. And I know you probably need a dedicated cheerleader, a loving advocate. I know you are me, and I am you. We are healing, growing, loving, falling down, getting back up again. We are a force that can change the world.
In my dream all people recognize their worth, their wisdom, the healing power of their laughter. We hold hands across nations, across religions, across divisions. We weave a web of acceptance, respect, love, forgiveness.
Sound good to you? Then join in an Inner Revolution.
It’s time to bring the real you forward. Not who you think you are supposed to be or who you wish you were, but the person you were meant to be. Bring it on!
To the son I never had... a love letter to men and boys
Last year I wrote a blog called “To the daughter I never had” where I shared my experiences spending time with an ex-boyfriend's budding-into-teenager daughter. I received so many emails from women who were deeply touched by the message of that blog and were so grateful to be able share it with their daughters. I also received several emails from men asking, “can you please write a blog like that so I can share it with my son?”
So here are my thoughts on what I would want my son to know as he grew into adulthood. This is also a love letter to all men who are on a path of healing and working toward dismantling the old paradigm of domination, patriarchy, and repression. I see you and am grateful for you. May these words help clear the old structures and wounding so that we may all step beyond the shackles of harmful gender-based roles and agreements.
We live in changing and exciting times. We are in the midst of a paradigm shift, and you are a part of that new wave. And while this time brings new possibilities and ways of being it can also bring confusion, mixed messages, and a sense of not knowing where you fit in or how to respond.