In Buddhism, satyagraha is the enacting of truth, as the Dalai Lama, Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr.......and especially the heroic women of our world so powerfully exemplify.
Robert Thurman, in his foreword to the Dalai Lama's book, My Appeal To The World.
Women Hold Up Half the Sky
In the footsteps of our
mothers and grandmothers,
doing the work of nesting, nurturing,
chopping wood, carrying water,
children on our backs,
their future in our eyes and hearts.
There is work to be done,
and the children must be fed,
so we roll up our sleeves.
We do less talking about truth
than living it.
We suffer under oppression
until we grow strong enough to fly,
live free under the limitless sky.
We do the work of the world, unseen,
and largely unappreciated.
we find a way to feed our children.
In wartime and famine,
we bundle our rags and our children
and walk a thousand miles
we look at the world
with wise eyes,
what it took a lifetime to learn,
that the young are too youthful to hear.
Enacting truth and loving beauty
is what we offer to our villages,
for the women of the world
hold up half the sky.