“My friends, do not lose heart. We were made for these times. I have heard from so many recently who are deeply and properly bewildered. They are concerned about the state of affairs in our world now. Ours is a time of almost daily astonishment and often time righteous rage over the latest degradation of what matters to most civilized, visionary people….”
Clarissa Pinkola Estes
Estes words of comfort and wisdom helped ground me. These words help settle and comfort me and they ring true for me. We/I have talked about gratitudes, love, hope, peace, joy, seeing the positive above and beyond the negative…..on and on. We have been preparing ourselves and setting the scene for the world to focus on leading with love and hope.
Terrible, awful, mean, disastrous things are happening to innocent, vulnerable people of few resources. It is our job, the job we have been practicing, mind fully and intentionally teaching our brain and our heart to remember: all people are to be loved, respected, treated with regard.
I have a friend with whom I have an agreement that when the going gets tough we will hold tight to each other’s hands and face the tsunami together.
That is exactly what I urge us to do right now. Welcome like-minded people into your circle, hold hands, and agree to keep your integrity. One person at a time, one step at a time, one moment, one gift of respect, one hug, one smile, just one little gesture at a time and we will build our confidence and courage and strength again.
This upheaval has been simmering since the Civil War did not have resolution, since the Women’s Movement left those who did not understand or agree behind, since the resentment over Desegregation was not faced, since veterans returning from Viet Nam were unable to find jobs and were not given the respect and regard and place of pride they deserved.
Our country is rife with unfinished business. This is a terrible way to address this gigantic oversight, but it must be addressed. Those of us who know love and an open heart, kindness of spirit and harmony, safety for all are in fact the underpinnings of a soul filled world, must support and listen to each other and to those who need to feel heard and visible and remembered.
- I am eternally grateful I have a voice that has often times been heard
- I am forever grateful for the love and good will I have known in the country of my birth.
- I am and always will be grateful for the welcome and acceptance I have received in Canada for almost 30 years
- I am grateful for my health, my energy, my mind, the hope I carry and the knowing I have fully deep inside me that although it will take a very long time, we are beginning to do the emotional and soulful work that must be done.
In love and hope that we will find peace and safety, love and hope.