In the second part of the French interview, Chantal Revault d’Allones and I talk about how we are already past the domination and competition world. We already entered the area of cooperation and collaboration between human beings, women and men together. We are truly interdependent. If you read French, enjoy “Patriarcat : fin de partie“.
In the first part of the French interview, Chantal Revault d’Allones and I talk about the way patriarchy or domination by men is a social construct through which humans have seen and thought the world for many centuries. Domination leads to violence, abuse and damage to the planet. If you read French, enjoy “Patriarcat : fin de partie” and the original interview that was done on YouTube in French.
I love how Francesco Alberoni, in his book “Je t’aime” (French edition), describes this point of non-return within loving attachment. Nothing is ever the same afterwards. This is why I am very cautious now when I feel I could fall in love with someone. I know that I cannot be true love if I hardly know the person.
May we stop trying to be the woman we thing our man wants. May we start being ourselves instead. May we be only two in a relationship, not four. To authenticity. To integrity. To love.
The mastery of love, A Practical Guide to the Art of Relationship: A Toltec Wisdom Book by Don Miguel Ruiz is an amazing book that I read several times.
I was recommended the book “Power and Control: Why Charming Men Can Make Dangerous Lovers“, by Sandra Horley, when I was granted a place in a refuge with my children. I am following-up of my post “Why abused women do not leave?” with this brilliant book. Written by a woman who knows what she is talking about, it helps everyone to understand the complexity of domestic abuse.
“Still I rise“. Maya Angelou is like a mother to me. I highly recommend her books to any woman who wants to feel empowered and inspired. I read “Even the Stars Look Lonesome” many times and it always rings so true. Thank you Maya Angelou. Rest in peace. You are a mother for us all.