For what you believe in.
As we mark a turning point in world culture and politics, it's more important than ever to use your voice.
We no longer can assume that everyone has each other's best interests in mind, and it's our duty to work as hard as we can for positive and progressive change.
We must remember to listen to people's differing ideas, so that we can actively understand their perspective. We have to be willing to hear things we may not agree with. We have to approach others with compassion and kindness, but also with grit and questions.
Ultimately we must stand up for what we believe in. Especially if what we're fighting for is the greater good of all people, and our earth.
Today of all days this is more important than ever.
Today, tomorrow, and for the rest of your life, I challenge you to say in as many ways as possible what you believe in.
Use your voice, your presence, your writing, and whatever else you want to use, to show the world, and your circle what you stand for and against.
We must all take a stand.
- Write a Facebook status saying what you believe in, and hope to see over the next couple of years.
- Attend a protest that is aligned with your thinking, and peacefully leave your mark.
- Attend a peaceful rally in your town or city that stands for what you stand for.
- Get involved in your local politics, and be a part of real change.
Whatever you decide to do, do it whole-heartedly with compassion, and humanity in your heart.
Remember that we are more powerful when we work together, and have each other's best interests in mind.
There truly is no winners and losers. In life it's either we all win, or we all lose. This goes beyond the idea of money and power, and ultimately references the world's resources, collective consciousness, and greater survival.
We've seen the facts, and know that we're at a tipping point. We need to view each other as brothers and sisters, not enemies.
We must live in the present, and deal with the cards we've been dealt. This doesn't mean we have to sit idly by, and let the world self-destruct.
We've got this. It won't be easy, but remember nothing worth having ever comes easy.
Stand tall. Stand proud. Stand with love.