I created this video in 2013, and it is rather amazing to hear that we are dealing with many of the same issues then as we do now. Some may think we haven’t made progress. It can be disheartening to feel like nothing ever changes.
What I know is that nothing in the world will change until we change our hearts. This work is slow work because it is painful and challenging to look at and change the biases we have in our lives. It takes courage to be able to see the world from a different point of view.
Listen to the words closer to the end of the video. Chaos is present before growth and creation.
Are we in a world of chaos now, moving into growth? That is how I am choosing to see the world. It is the only thing that gives me hope. When I see more signs of unity in my neighborhood than political signs, that gives me hope. I trust that whatever happens in the next few weeks, we are moving through the chaos and into creation of what is new. Birthing takes time, and new focus. If I am willing to see what is right, that helps me to labor through the struggle.
Today, even though the road is long and hard, choose love! It is the only thing that saves us.