Finding Sanctuary in Sisterhood


Despite the countless statistics emphasizing the importance of female friendships, those acquaintances—more often than not—fall short in the relationship hierarchy of a woman’s life. Obligations to romantic partners, children, career, and aging parents often leave women feeling overwhelmed with little time for preserving friendships. Despite the challenges, we owe it to our families, coworkers, and, most important, ourselves to cultivate one of the key components statistically proven as essential to a woman’s long-term happiness: sisterhood. Friendship with other females makes women happy. The happier the woman, the more likely she is to show up in her relationships whole—as her “best self”—which, in the end, benefits the many lives she touches.

Sisterhood has played an essential role in our evolution as a species, touching on everything from the state of our mental and physical health as individuals to the greater societal advancements made possible through the bonds of sisterly support and cooperation. It’s time we give friendship between women the respect it deserves—and what better month to spotlight the love between spiritual sisters than the month of February.

In the following excerpt from the audio book MIRACULOUS SILENCE, author Mitra Rahbar enlists an all-star cast, including Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Diane Lane, and many more to offer reverence through prayer for the sacred bonds of sisterhood. Regardless of where you are in life—whether you’re celebrating new beginnings, mourning a loss, weathering a hardship, or seeking inspiration—you will find this gratitude prayer, honoring the spirit of sisterhood, as comforting and reassuring as the embrace of a best girlfriend. Here’s “Sisters”:




Mitra Rahbar is a spiritual teacher, healer, and guide. Born into the mystical tradition of Iran, Rahbar grew up in Tehran, surrounded by spiritual and literary influences that included her grandfather’s Dervish philosophy, her mother’s classical poetry, and the works of great Persian poets such as Rumi, Hafez, Saadi, and Gibran. Now living in Southern California, Rahbar is also known as a singer and humanitarian.


Excerpted from Miraculous Silence by Mitra Rahbar. © 2015 by Mitra Rahbar. A TarcherPerigee Book, an imprint of Penguin Random House.


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