I WOKE UP THIS MORNING EARLY
and sat in bed praying
and i sat with why it is so hard for people
to engage in the world.
and as i sat more and more with this
the answer i heard in my soul is
that we are so scared to allow ourselves to be vulnerable
that we no longer even risk making a comment on a post.
if we like it, that seems like enough
in real conversation we often remain quiet
or speak the “right thing to say”
but very rarely do we say what we actually think
we are a nation of people petrified of being judged
afraid of not being good enough
and afraid that people will not like us anymore
if we actually show up as who we are.
i am in the early stages of creating a movement
called The Mosaic Swarm
i am looking for The Minority of One Billion People.
most people will think that i am a dreamer,
some will think the idea is crazy
some will be threatened by it
because it removes power
from the powerful and places it
in the hands of “we the people”
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how do we get out of our complacency?
we live in the most connected time the world has ever known
and yet we have become so divisive
we are taking stands with people we do not agree with
just so we can belong to something and be accepted
but if we continue in this divisiveness,
we will tear down the very thing that holds us together
even as a kid, i grew up learning,
“UNTED WE STAND, DIVIDED WE FALL.”
we are falling.
we can disagree without hating
we can come together to find the places where we agree
and move forward.
the world is made up of us.
WE ARE THE WORLD WE LIVE IN,
it is not somebody else, doing something to us.
but until we break our complacency,
until we have the courage to be vulnerable and come together
we willingly continue to live in hatred, divisiveness and bigotry
giving rise to the very things none of us truly believe in.
i have traveled a lot
i have sat with the richest of the rich
and the poorest of the poor
and i have found that no matter what religion one practices
or what color their skin, how much money they have
and what house or street corner they live in,
whether they are male or female,
north of the borden of south of the border
everyone wants the same thing:
TO BE LOVED AND ACCEPTED
TO BE LISTENED TO AND ACKNOWLEGED
TO BE VALIDATED AND UNDERSTOOD
not one person i met ever told me
they wanted me to believe what they believe,
they simply wanted to be accepted and loved.
come on people, WE CAN DO THIS!
we are better than the way we are showing up.
all of us
until the sides come to the middle
until we realise we are THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
an example to the world to stand united
to experience what can be done when we work together
to solve together that which brings us suffering.
my meditation closed with this mantra
that came over and over and over to me.
EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE! EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE!
PLEASE SHARE WITH ME YOUR THOUGHTS…..