But after (male) doctors, instead of admitting they can’t help me, told me my pain is psychological, I learned more about psychology, philosophy, religion and consciousness than I ever wanted to know, having studied mathematics and computing.
Now I am reading not only Pythagoras Trousers – God, Physics and the Gender War – the history of science by Margaret Wertheim, but also Siddharta by Hermann Hesse.
And, once again, I am acutely aware of the need for
- more women needing to influence not only Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) but also philosophy, psychology and religion
- the West needing to embrace Eastern philosophies and religions including the art of Tantra, the Kamasutra and the Taoist approach to love and sex
- adopting awareness and consciousness as principles of learning and teaching – beyond mechanical ‘skills training’.
In Hesse’s novel, Siddharta was sure of 3 skills: thinking, waiting and fasting…
When we learn how to think, as logically as a computer and as associatively as ‘blue sky artists’ and ‘free spirits’, we can create
- an equitable society of balanced people
- balanced minds for gender balanced agendas
- and putting time series, multi-dimensional data and images through smart software knowledge portals – for scientific and possibly spiritual insights.
That’s my contribution to the age of software-based thinking and life-long and life-wide learning – beyond what books have given us so far.
- TOWARDS a Gender-Balanced Agenda: with #WomenShiftDigital, #techmums, #savvify + Smart Knowledge Portals? (3dmetricuniverse.wordpress.com)
- I THINK – aided by software – therefore I AM: Mathematical Woman, here I come! (3dmetricuniverse.wordpress.com)
- Towards a balanced gender mix at EclipseCon (ianskerrett.wordpress.com)
- The Gender Agenda (generationawkwarducsd.wordpress.com)
- Campaigning for gender balance in textbooks (feministphilosophers.wordpress.com)
- Psychological, Conscious, and Spiritual Evolution (realitysandwich.com)