We are living in a challenging time in history. Yes, there have been times in the past when life was much more difficult, life expectancy was low and there was a constant threat of invasions, battles and bloodshed.
That was a part of evolution of the human psyche.
But, never before in history have we heard Mother Earth being endangered by any species.
Times have changed.
The appalling desecration our race has perpetrated on our planet is beyond question.
Is there a way we can bring about a shift in our global consciousness?
I believe there is.
We, as humans, regardless of gender, need to embody the spirit of motherhood.
A mother is an epitome of unconditional love, integrity, resilience, foresight, character, care and concern.
Is there any problem that seems too big to surmount if there’s a motherly spirit around you?
Sadly though, our mainstream culture is witnessing a global shift towards a masochistic aggression.
World leaders are rolling up hatred and divisiveness to get elected in office. And they seem to be winning at the moment.
This cultural shift gets imbibed in the spirit of the young boys, the leaders of tomorrow.
But is there one problem we are facing that we were able to address or solve with this attitude?
We cannot go on like this.
I believe the road to cultivating more motherhood in our society has to infiltrate from down to up, from our little homes to the big offices.
Let me cite an example.
A little boy has no qualms about picking up a puppy, feeding it and cuddling with it all day. It is absolutely comfortable with loving and caring like a mother.
But past a certain age, boys refrain from doing the same.
Part of it is hormonal, but surely part of it has to do with societal conditioning.
Even fathers dissuade young boys from being a ‘girl’. Friends reprimand each other to ‘man-up’.
The societal precedent for manhood is not well placed, neither for the heart of the man, nor for the spirit of the world.
We need to make men believe that having a soft, caring and compassionate heart is not being effeminate,
But it is being motherly.
We need the spirit of motherhood in our offices, in public and environmental policy, in administration, in the government.
As reality stands today, majority of workforce comprises of men.
If we open our minds and welcome the motherly spirit in the hearts of our men, the world will see a discerning positive change.
And if we have the whole world embody a caring motherly spirit rather than just half of it, there will only be a mellifluous harmony in our collective existence.
Mother Earth would welcome our motherhood.
In the end,
I believe that a man of great character is one who has the heart, to have the heart of a mother.
Let us foster motherhood.
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