Excerpt from Walking into this new day. in the Huffington Post, by
Be generous with your energy to create a world that is fair and equitable and just for all. Don’t spend your energy pushing against something, spend it creating the world you want for your family, your community, your friends, and all people. What we resist grows stronger; don’t resist. Don’t spend energy fighting against, but name what you want to create instead, and go create it. Create it in community with others, and make sure that community is diverse. Be creative, because creativity will get us there and will save us on the journey.
Whatever we do, in our own little worlds, creates ripples and affects everything.
What can you do – today, now, every moment – that makes your little world a little bit brighter, sunnier, lighter?
Sunrise over barley field – Image by kangbch via pixabay
Image source: kangbch via pixabay
Update: See also the next post about The Creative Sandbox Way by Melissa Dinwiddie, to which Patti Digh has contributed the Foreword.
What do “political” and “politics” mean to you? Can you identify yourself with one of these two common statements?
- “I don’t get involved in politics. What could I do, anyway?
- “Politics are the job of politicians. That’s what we vote and pay them for.”
Even people who’ve never been “interested in politics” their whole life have lately joined the discussion. Global crises of all sorts and uprisings, which in the past may have only “happened to others”, knocked at our front doors and entered our homes unbidden. And if they haven’t yet, maybe they will, soon…
how to overcome existential fear?
Fear is contagious – and fear is the worst consultant ever. Fear shuts down the thinking part of our brain by triggering the Fight-or-Flight response, spiralling us back into an animal state of uncontrollable emotion and instinct. Continue reading
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