I hope more and more women can get past the sense of inferiority, and the sense of lack when viewing themselves. After all, most of you have birthed new life into the world, you are what keeps it going, and your love for it all will prove to heal that which needs healing. You lady’s are the key.
I have heard this quote several times and discovered this excerpt on a website today. This provides a little more background on what the Dalai Lama said when he made the quote.
At the Vancouver Peace Summit in September 2009, His Holiness the Dalai Lama declared that “The world will be saved by the Western woman.” According to a report by The Guardian Life Small Business Research Institute, His Holiness said, “Some people may call me a feminist … but we need more effort to promote basic human values — human compassion, human affection. And in that respect, females have more sensitivity for others’ pain and suffering.”
What the Dalai Lama is also alluding to is that “Western” women have access to so many resources to affect change. It’s up to us to take the initiative or to follow through more proactively on what we’ve already initiated. Yes …