Other Women Elders

The Hudson River Indian  tribes speak of a legend that tells how each clan's grandmothers kept peace among the people by visiting and sharing goodwill. During the 13 Grandmothers first council in New York, they honored their hosts' tradition by meeting with other women elders from many walks of life ...


Alice Walker

"I could see through my mother that we were living in magic, that this world is all magic. My mother showed me how in nature we are never alone. She could grow anything. It was like living with a goddess."

Luisah Teish

"I was told it was my job to tell the stories that further kinship between the people of the Earth -- stories that inspire respect for the forces of nature and help us remember the goodness of the ancestors, with an emphasis on the work of women."



Gloria Steinem

"I come from the tribe that has lost its memory. And the loss of memory is the root of oppression."



Tenzin Palmo

"Life has a way of serving up what you need, rather than what you want."



WILMA MANKILLER
 "I hope many of you will be people that question why things are and why we have to do them the way we have always done them. I hope you will take some risks, exert some real leadership on issues, and if you will, dance along the edge of the roof as you continue for life."

Helena Norberg-Hodge

"It is possible to live differently, to live in a way that is truly more sustainable and that is truly more peaceful and joyous and happy, when people are free to develop according to their own values and their own needs"

Her Holiness Sai Maa Lakshmi Devi

"Life is so full of  juice. It is so sacred and so powerful. We cannot keep missing it."

Carol Moseley Braun

"Unless you look honestly at the past, you can't draw on the strength that will help us create a more joyful, enlightened, and loving future.

 

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