Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Let you Unfold

We cannot grow if we are not fully present in the evolutionary experience. Present can be challenging, uncomfortable, and tedious, but ... Enjoying and fully experiencing the journey of life is as important as achieving goals and reaching milestones. Let you Unfold.

Friday, August 25, 2017

No longer necessary, not ...

At age 17, I actually thought all the important fights had been fought: that advocacy for causes on the side of good and right was no longer necessary. Eighteen-year-olds could now vote and there was an end in sight for Vietnam War. The Civil Rights struggles would now be history lessons. Even at 32, while a community leader by title, I was still in the shallows. Iran Contra seemed 'nothing' compared to Vietnam.  

I was a victim of my shallows, of my education and media choices. I think I measured the value of the revolts by the numbers of participants I saw involved. What I saw was limited to broadcast news. True, the Vietnam war was piped into our homes daily but I did nothing to deepen my understanding of the world in any kind of context.

It takes energy to stay informed. The world seems smaller or at least closer now and my younger self-was so wrong about the need to advocate soon to be unnecessary. 

Today I can stand with those saluting the American flag and taking a knee during the anthem. While I enable free speech in my daily pursuits, I can not stand with anyone who condemns civil protests.
Much in the world will continue to need advocacy, including Mother Earth herself. Symbols and words have power.  Choose wisely.