This site is devoted to a 5-week, discussion-oriented reading of Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes classic "Women Who Run With the Wolves." Our reading schedule, discussion outlines, and comments are available here for other people who are interested in reading the book in a group setting. This material is not affiliated with the book in any formal sense, but we thought we would share our process.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Week 3 Packrunner Questions
When we begin to discover ways in which particular relationships and people are not good for us, it's easy to blame the other for hurting us rather than owning our own hurtful choice of relationship. Rather than approach things from a dualistic framework (you-me, us-them, either-or), what are the advantages of looking at the situation from a unitive perspective (us as one, both-and), with the intention of finding the highest common good for all concerned? Can we both question the status quo and stay engaged with our relationships and the world? Can we learn to weigh and assess situations and seek healthy solutions rather than just throw out the "baby with the bathwater?" (p. 247, Trap 7: Normalizing the Abnormal) Kathy, 6-15-2011