Joseph Campbell once said “opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging”.
We live during a contentious, revolutionary time. Make no mistake about it, history is being made and each one of us has received a call to action. Its up to the individual to accept the call and face transformation, or refuse the call and stay the same. Every story has a hero, and you are the hero of your own journey.
To survive and thrive during this day and age we must understand that we all play a part in healing and creating transformation. Below are three simple tips that will help you generate love during a time of hate.
1.Get real- This world is angry. Really, really angry. We’re all in pain and the only way to heal pain is to face it. The solution is in the problem. How do we face the pain? We sit with it. Literally, sit and meditate. Go deep and get real. Close your eyes and feel where in your body you’re storing the pain, fear and anger. Notice where your breath feels tight and restricted when you think about what’s going on in the world. Don’t try and make those feelings go away. See them, FEEL them and breathe into them.
2. Get involved-you’ve heard the call, there’s madness everywhere! The deafening cries of those in pain can no longer be ignored. Watch and read the news every. single. damn. day from legitimate news organizations (aka not Facebook or other social media outlets). Call your local senators, peacefully protest, donate AND have conversations with people who don’t share the same views as you! (conversations, not abusive tirades) The only way to understand people is to listen. We all want to be heard and part of the problem is that we don’t understand that basic human need.
3.Get back-I don’t mean get even. Not at all! I mean lets get back to the fundamental fact that each one of us wants to feel love, acceptance, happiness and safety regardless of political views, race or religion. We have something in common, lets start there.
Love to you all,