Today is the Spring Equinox – the time when the sun is aligned with the earth’s equator making the day and night equal in duration…….
Do you, like me, feel the urge to be more active?Have you been taking action but each thing you do feels so small and inconsequential? Or are you doing all you can but the number of issues and sheer vastness of what needs to happen are overwhelming? Do you feel out of balance?
Remember, everything you do to enhance the light helps it to flourish. And you need to focus as much or more on the light in you as around you. In this way, you can be the light of awareness and change.
I love this quote by Rumi. It reminds me of balance and the truth that unless I am focusing on my own growth, well-being and transforming myself, I have very little power anywhere else.
I don’t believe that absolves me of any responsibility for external action but rather that I need to ensure that my actions help support the light – my own and how I bring it into the world. Spring is an amazing time to really feel into that and to help me, and you, to determine how to spend energy, how to bolster enthusiasm and how to be the brightest lights in the world we can be.
When I remember that, the specific actions take less importance and the way I feel gets more attention. I ask myself, “What is the one thing I can do right now that will make me feel good about creating the world I want to live in?” “What can I do right now that will bring people together?” “How can I be a light to help someone to see a way to connection and away from divisiveness?”
The answers are varied. Sometimes it is calling my representative, who does not see things the way I do, and telling him a bit about how I see the world. Sometimes its in active, non-violent, life affirming protest. Sometimes it is reaching out to people who agree with me and getting validated. Other times it is reaching out to connect with someone who has different politics than me but also shares a lot in common. And always it is from a place in my heart that sincerely wants the best for everyone and is willing to accept that I may not actually know what that “best” is.
I’ll meet you there.
doesn’t make any sense.