Thursday, June 13, 2013
communion: The Female Search for Love
In Harriet Lerner's useful work The Dance of Deception, she explains, "The Struggle toward truth-telling is at the center of our deepest longing for intimacy with others...Truth-telling cannot co-exist with inequality...To honor diversity, complexity, inclusiveness, and connection in our lives now is to widen the path of truth-telling for everyone."
Personal integrity is the foundation of self-love. Women who are honest with themselves and others do not fear being vulnerable. We do not fear that another woman can unmask or expose us. We need not fear annihilation, for we know no one can destroy our integrity as women who love."
- bell hooks, communion: The Female Search for Love
Painting by Elisabeth Slettnes