The aim of counselling is to stop the mind, not stimulate it. Can we think our way out of a problem that thought has created? No chance. Lao Tzu: “More words count less.”
Our response to what happens is vastly more important than what happens.
And did I happen to mention what love is? It’s space. Beautiful space.
When Aladdin rubbed his hands together, the friction was sufficient to summon the genie in his ring. When his mother buffed his magic lamp, an even greater genie appeared. Apparently, we need friction.
Patriarchal structures cannot be tweaked, tinkered with or even reformed. They have to be dismantled. A patriarchy cannot do what it was specifically designed not to do.