I am a product of the ’60s. This was a time filled with changes and questions about the ways in which we, as a culture, operated. It was a time when people were demanding to be seen as equals and honored as part of the human family. People began standing up for what they thought was right.
Many of us remember the marches for civil rights, women’s liberation and anti-war. It was a time of deep conviction and demands for conscious inclusion and integrity. As I think about this time, I am aware of where I am today. The honoring of life and humanity is still important to me. I have a deep inner longing to experience a world that works for everyone. I hunger for a world where our children are safe, nurtured and loved. I desire to see people understanding that we are all connected and what happens to one happens to all.
I believe that each human being has a unique voice and that our existence on this earth is essential. I believe that we are all called here to stand for love, honesty, freedom, clean air, education, cultural understanding and peace. I believe that each individual is a part of a collective and that, together, we can create a world that is healthy and whole.
What if we took this month to dedicate ourselves to “interior” marches? What if we took the time to re-discover our great passions and marched for humanity? What if we took a stand for every person’s right to live a life that is fulfilling and expansive and marched for that truth in thought, word and deed? It feels like a wonderful time to activate our individual “practices,” whatever they may be, and invite ourselves to participate in every activity from a space of inclusion.
This is a time when we can all be “spiritual activists.” By that, I mean we can all engage in opening ourselves to the understanding that we are spiritual beings having a human experience. We are called to recognize that each one of us is here to learn, grow and share our gifts. I invite us all to act from the spirit of love, choose from the spirit of respect and live from a space of celebrating oneness.
Take a moment to remember this:
Today, I march forth into a life that celebrates humanity and honors the gifts of all.