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On My Own: The Art of Being a Woman Alone

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2008

    All about finding your center

    I will be purchasing many copies of this book to give to the women in my life. Some of the women are married, some are divorced 'or about to be', one is my niece who is not yet an adult. All of them, like me, spend a majority of their time as caretakers. As women, even now, we devote ourselves to others: husbands, children, parents... and I think this book is necessary reading for us. Many of the women I know are alone, in their marriages, in their lives and I think most of us have absorbed 'through society's paradigm' that there is something wrong with us because of it. Here is my question to you: Why is it that it is okay for men to be alone but not women? If a man retreats from society or is unmarried then he is contemplative, thoughtful, bachelor 'bachelor pad is never a dirty phrase'. But a woman doing the same thing is: a spinster, to be pitied, damaged, unwanted. Women need to reclaim our contemplation and I think this is a great book to start your journey. I will be rereading it, passing it to friends, gifting them with it, sharing it with my daughter. It is a good paradigm shifter. I have been reading a lot of the current dalai lama's writing and I think this fits in. This is a thoughtful analysis of our place as women in our own space written in our own voice. It is good for every woman to read. It is about finding your center.

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