"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can chance the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead.
We are watching the dark, ugly shadow of the United States became blatantly apparent. There is no longer anywhere for it to hide. As unpleasant and horrible as this feels, the issues at Standing Rock, the issues with the election, the issues of people killing each other.... They all actually signify progress because you can't do anything about the darkness until you see it clearly. And boy, are we starting to see some really horrendous things more clearly!
And when you begin to see it clearly, do NOT add more hatred. PLEASE. I know you're angry and I know injustices are happening everywhere, but do not feed the monster with more fear and hatred.
Instead, humbly acknowledge and accept that this was created by the collective. Yes, we are all are part of that collective, whether we like it or not.
And then, when you've moved past the anger and you've gotten to a place of acceptance, then you start taking actions with clarity of mind, strength of heart, and divine conviction to make better choices for all of humanity.
It is Time
It is time to hold each other's hands in solidarity.
It is time to take action - in strong and peaceful ways.
It is time to speak - in strong and peaceful ways.
It is time to create boundaries - in strong and peaceful ways.
It is time to bring Love to the fear.
It is time to bring Light to the darkness.
- Olivia Pool