"If people are machines, seeking to control us makes sense. But if we live with the same forces intrinsic to all other life, then seeking to impose control through rigid structures is suicide. If we believe that there is no order to human activity exept that imposed by the leader, that there is no self-regulation except that dictated by policies, if we believe that responsible leaders must have their hands into everything, controlling every decision, person,and moment, then we cannot hope for anything except what we already have - a treadmill of frantic efforts that end up destroying our individual and collective vitality." (Leadship and the New Science, Wheatly, M.J. pg 25)
With International Women's Day around the corner, I encourage every women to re-claim her vitality and see her life with new eyes. Eyes of inner peace and joy. Away from the leaders and policies that want to claim dictatorship over our lives.
If you were to see your life through "new eyes" what would that look like for you? What would you see?
Take action! This post was submitted in response to International Women's Day 2010: Women Can Build the Bridges of Social Change.