Thought for the Day – 4/10

“There are two kinds of strengths: the strength to lead, and the strength to follow; the strength to control, and the strength to yield. There are two kinds of power: the power to strip another’s soul bare, and the power to stand naked. Do not mistake following for weakness, for it is not. Do not mistake yielding for weakness, for in yielding there is resilience. Do not mistake the submissive’s need for relatedness for inability to be alone. Submissive women are not weaklings. They are sensitive people who have a great deal of resilience in the face of their particular challenges. Submissiveness is a strength seeking a proper context.”
— Yalda Tovah, “The Healthy Submissive”

i haven’t heard of this person, or this book before – has anyone else?  There is more here and perhaps it is a blog and not a book?  i don’t have time to look for more right now, or even to research what i’ve found… but i love this paragraph and the other bits and pieces i had a chance to look at.  If you know more, share with us, ok??


10 thoughts on “Thought for the Day – 4/10

  1. Lil Monkey

    I’m halfway through the piece you linked to, and i had to take take an emotional break.
    Sophia if you find out more about this author I would be intensely interested in knowing more.

    1. sofia Post author

      i’ll let you know for sure, Monkey. i think Vesta did some writing about this author at one time, but i still haven’t had a chance to research it.

  2. sirqsmlb

    I couldn’t get the link to go through, but the quote was fantastic. Please let us know if you find out more 🙂

    Thanks….you are our personal healthy-strong-submissive researcher! I LOVE IT!!


    1. sofia Post author

      Thanks, fiona, i’m glad you liked the quote!! As for being the personal healthy-strong-submissive researcher – you crack me up!! But thanks, i’ll take the title.


  3. subkitty

    So sorry for being late to the party.
    The quote is absolutely beautiful
    Yalda Tova means in Hebrew Good (tova/f) Girl (yalda)



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