STAND YOUR GUARD: January 14, 2021

Because of what’s happening around us, the deaths and sickness from rapidly spreading disease, the loss of jobs and hopelessness felt by so many, the stress and anxiety by the so-called “new normal,” and the violence, terror and fear caused by hate groups, we are being called to lean into our discomfort in a new way and face what has plagued our world for too long.

The question is how do you stand your guard?
How do you process it all?

We get angry, frustrated, and suffer from our experience, but if you linger in negativity too long, you will discover it’s unproductive. These lower vibration emotions are not only self-defeating, they also impact our clarity and focus.

LISTEN WITHIN

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said “Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

We can begin the process of being inclusive by focusing on the breath and releasing the toxins, by calming in response to the outer noise and distractions.

If we cannot find peace within, we won’t have the fortitude to fight for anything, much less for justice. Activism is not just what we do but who we are and how we show up for ourselves and others. 

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