Truth time. I feel like a credit card machine... still processing. How about you?
When I feel this way, I seek the wisdom of my teachers and my inner guide. I want to share with you some of what I learned.
Rha Goddess on activism
"The next stage of activism is rooted in love, not outrage. It doesn’t mean that we don’t get outraged or indignant. But there is a way that we hold suffering, unfortunately, in the center of our activism that does not enable healing.
"What we need more than anything is healing. Even the most atrocious behaviors are committed by people who are in pain. Hurt people hurt people. It’s very simple.
"Our activist work is begging for a transformation in context. It doesn’t mean we won’t still take it to the streets. But we will do so in the name of love. We will do so in the name of humanity. We’re starting to see it, but we have work to do.”
Sharon Salzberg on love
"It feels more important than ever for us all to understand the transformational power of love – it is not weak and it does not mean that you let yourself be trampled."
Marianne Williamson on love
"Some people think it’s naive to think we can make love our new bottom line. What I believe is naive is thinking human civilization as we know it will survive another two hundred years if we do not."
Brene Brown on next steps
"Think about the Ps: privilege, power, perspective-taking. It's gonna take 2 million individual acts of courage to start changing this. We just need a critical mass. Luckily there are millions and millions of us doing it. No one person is going to flip this thing over." Video: Brene Brown "We need to keep talking about Charlottesville"