Quote from A.H. Almaas

“Your conflicts, all the difficult things, the problematic situations in your life are not chance or haphazard. They are actually yours. They are specifically yours, designed specifically for you by a part of you that loves you more than anything else. The part of you that loves you more than anything else has created roadblocks to lead you to yourself. You are not going in the right direction unless there is something pricking you in the side, telling you, “Look here! This way!” That part of you loves you so much that it doesn’t want you to lose the chance. It will go to extreme measures to wake you up, it will make you suffer greatly if you don’t listen. What else can it do? That is its purpose.”  

Chris Hedges & Cornell West in Conversation – Wages of Rebellion

These are 2 of my most loved voices in America today. This is a conversation from 2016 but just as relevant today. My hope is that all Americans can heal and come together in solidarity against the systemic racist & corporate forces that wish to keep us divided. A dream for love in action. How do we live our lives with honor and integrity against the forces of evil & greed. May we love one another. May white people heal their shame, finally deal with our guilt. Finally adequately address their trauma, our collective trauma and truly listen to our black brothers and sisters. Pause. Listen! We can take back this country but only united, not divided. Oppose the military industrial complex. Oppose the systemic racist and predatory corporate economic system. Educate. Listen. Protest. Serve. Listen! Feel your shit. Feel your body. Feel the pain. Stop running from it. Turn off the TV. Breathe. Read the books of our African American leaders. We can not do this alone but much of the work is an inward journey to work with our shadow. Work with the dark forces at play that have blinded us from reality. Distracted us from our common enemy. May all Americans heal and come together to fight the good fight. The just fight with non-violence. Commit to the daily work. The work is hard but we need to think about the day when we take our last breath. What do we want to remember? Did we unite and fight for justice or did we succumb to the current fear and forces that teach us to hate others. Do we remember fighting for all people, colors and creeds or in fear only for those who looked like use or believed like us. Listen. Breathe. Use the breath. Walk. Touch the earth daily. Eat less and less addictive foods. Use less and less drugs. Less and less TV. Consider only watching the TV to educate yourself on what our black brothers and sisters have endured and endure. See the resources posted in the prior post. Take 90 minutes and watch these 2 of my favorite people on this planet speak the truth.