International Women’s Day is celebrated every year with an aim to empower women. However, do women really need a day for empowerment, or are they born empowered beings? The answer lies in the modern outlook that we live in. Despite making a breakthrough in almost all walks of life, women are still considered to be second to men.
They are termed as the ‘better half’ of men, but in reality they are the ‘battered half’. Merely fighting for the rights of women will not serve any purpose, because constant combating and competing with men has resulted in a negative masculine mindset rather than an effective feminine partnership, which is not useful or beneficial to society.
There must be a proactive effort from within by which a woman’s consciousness could go beyond that of just being a woman, to being a rightful or complementary partner in life.
The first step in this direction is to come back to the awareness of one’s eternal identity, which is that of a point of light (soul) and which is eternally ours and then gradually step into the awareness of
the role of a woman that one is playing.
By following this method, one will not have any feeling of oppression or injustice. By awakening the great power of dignity within them, women can go out fearlessly to face the world.
Those working for the rights of women must realise that they can only achieve their target if they all come together with enlightened self-awareness and take help from the divine. Only then will the dream of creating a better world be fulfilled.
(The writer is an international speaker, spiritual educator and experienced meditation teacher.)