Though it sounds like a stereotype, I've come to realize it is
that most men I know tend to conceptualize their pain
before they even feel it;
whereas most women I know do not put on the
armor of thought to protect
themselves: they feel directly, being led by
the Spirit of the Wound to a deeper
understanding never gained by
leading with the intellect. And this is why,
presently, most of my true
teachers are women. They don't even know it.
But I bow my heart to them.