“Women are still in emotional bondage as long as we need to worry that we might have to make a choice between being heard and being loved.”
― Marianne Williamson, A Woman’s Worth
This isn’t to say we are victims.
We are not.
We have been conditioned, sure.
To divide love into parts: what is acceptable; what isn’t? How far can I push the boundaries of myself and still be loved?
Am I loveable?
If there is anything necessary to suppress, it is this thought: that our very being is unlovable; that our voice is too loud, or shrill, or demanding; that our needs cannot be met if we are being honest about them; that we must live only half-quenched, nursing an age-old ache that we must water down, dilute, suffocate our wholeness. This, not your bounty, needs altering.
Be heard and loved. In this, you are teaching women and men that fullness is possible, that it is holy and good.