There are a few modern women authors who have been such a part of my spiritual/emotional maturing process that I feel they are friends. Of course I might be a bit starstruck if they actually did show up at my kitchen table. They are a diverse group with very different voices and still a similar message of love, forgiveness and feminine wisdom. Included are Sue Monk Kidd, Marianne Williamson, Linda Schierse Leonard and Karen Armstrong
A few mornings ago, Karen Armstrong did show up. I’m not sure how it started. My husband and I did a search for something on the internet and found her speaking on one of my favorite websites, ted.com. (Technology, Entertainment and Design: ideas worth sharing). She was speaking about the golden rule and her recent award by TED to create a charter for compassion.
Carrie and I quoted Karen’s research on compassion in the last chapter of our book. So I was especially curious as to what she is up to now. She is an amazing woman with an English accent that sounds like my friend, Kate doing an impression of a member of British royalty. She is one of those ordinary women accomplishing extraordinary things, a real inspiration.