One of the most extraordinary things about being a spiritual teacher is the rare privilege of being able to look deeply into the very souls of many human beings at the same time.
It is true that women tend to be more identified with their bodies because in this crazy world both men and women measure women’s value as human beings in relationship to their physical appearance.
Our relationship to reality and to our experience is all based upon the ideas in our mind that we’re always trying to live up to.
Almost all the ideas we have about being a man or being a woman are so burdened with pain anxiety fear and self-doubt. For many of us the confusion around this question is excruciating.
Most men are very attached to the idea of being male and usually experience a lot of fear and insecurity around the idea of being a man. Most women are very identified with their gender and also experience a tremendous amount of fear and insecurity.