Lunchbreak Inspiration – Eve Ensler

If you ever need some intelligent inspiration or entertainment on your lunchbreak I cannot recommend TED.com enough. Mostly 20 minute informative talks on a huge range of subjects from many inspiring people of today.

So, I found this recently by Eve Ensler – Embrace Your Inner Girl. It’s a great fit with what I would love to achieve with RebelWomen: Strong, powerful, sensitive women – who aren’t afraid to base decisions and their lives on intuition and feelings and take this energy into the world!

I think we need more feminine energy in government, corporations, society, the world. We need more compassion, more long-term/far-sighted thinking and more seeing options and shades of grey. Both men AND women have been taught that our feelings and compassion are weak, whereas it’s precisely these qualities that empower us to be PASSIONATE, STRONG and SUCCESSFUL…

So, watch this TED talk by Eve Ensler – famous for her Vagina Monologues Embrace Your Inner Girl and let us know what you think by leaving a comment below!

PS. I wonder what Ms Ensler would think of the “Muff Maintenance Products” I posted about recently…

3 comments to Lunchbreak Inspiration – Eve Ensler

  • It’s so fantastic to read this post. It’s as if you were in my head 2 weeks ago. I too spend my breaks during the day watching TED Talks. There is nothing like filling my head with new information before I head back out into the rest of my day. Two weeks ago I watched “Embrace Your Inner Girl” and it consumed my thinking for the rest of the week. Thanks for writing about it so that more people will experience it. Let’s connect…I think it would be a fabulous experience to connect our like minds.

  • Shelley

    I related to a lot of what Ms. Ensler articulated in this TED speech. I AM an emotional creature and have often felt criticism for this – as well as being passionate about issues I believe in or in supporting a point I wish to make. The empathy that I feel that often brings me to tears is looked upon as a weakness, something that I need to suppress or hide.

    In particular, I liked the suggestion to embrace the inner girl – celebrate the girl cell: “imagine that this girl cell is compassion, and it’s empathy, and it’s passion itself, and it’s vulnerability, and it’s openness and it’s intensity and it’s association, and it’s relationship, and it is intuitive.”

    But it was mostly her talk about the violence against women and girls in the world that I struggled with. The absolute horror of what has been done is almost unimaginable. I’ve grown up in a privileged country, in a peaceful city, in a loving family and what Ms. Ensler describes is almost beyond my comprehension. Yes, I have read about female genital mutilation and the systematic rapes of women and girls of all ages in other countries but Ms. Ensler brings this information to ‘me’ in a way that I have not experienced before.

    So, a step that I am taking (be more informed!) is to follow the http://www.vday.org/home website. It’s only one step but I do believe that it is in the right direction. I like very much the idea of being part of a sisterhood, a humankind, that is working towards ending violence. Something that is beyond the ‘anonymous donations to favourite charities’ program.

    It’s a bit tough pulling ones self from a safe little haven (cave!) out into the big bad world but just think – if people can organize an event in Dawson City (http://events.vday.org/2010/community/Dawson_City_%28MMRP%29) then it has to be possible to explore options everywhere!

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