We all have a male and female part within us, yin and yang, both a receptive and directive principle. However, we live in cultures that value being directive above being receptive and yet the interplay between these two principles constitutes balance.

As individuals, communities, and nations, we can’t possibly have balance without the combination of action and non-action, listening and speaking, convictions and openness. A clear manifestation of this balance in our world would be shared power between men and women.

Imagine men and women working together in true partnership, whether in a personal relationship, a job circumstance, or the political arena. The balance between the receptive and directive, male and female is key to creating a wiser world.

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