"The only thing that matters is how I feel about myself, my personal integrity, and my relationship with my Creator. Of course, it’s wonderful to be held in esteem and fond regard by family, friends, and community, but a central part of my spiritual practice is letting go of otheration. And casting one’s lot with the public is dangerous and self-destructive, and I value myself too much to do that."

Ashley Judd, from her commentary for The Daily Beast's Women in the World blog

No wonder this piece has been taking the media world by storm. It's a powerful commentary, one that lets no one off the hook and reminds us that we're all culpable of this type of thinking. I'm a father of two boys, and I've got some real work to do.

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Yes, we can learn to see the truth about ourselves. We cannot be defined as the "utterations" of the Otherations. Our spiritual practices can place us in the center of the creative spirit and we can manifest beauty into the world. Hearts and minds will be changed...