We must engage in effective, compassionate, and collaborative action to change the status quo and create a just and regenerative future. This action can take place in our individual lives, with our communities, and in the larger social, economic, and cultural systems of which we are a part.
Taking positive action is not only necessary to create change in the external world, it is also necessary for maintaining and strengthening our own empowerment and joy as human beings. Taking action, even when it does not accomplish it’s desired outcome, fires us up, connects us to other people, and helps us align the realities of our lives with our deeper values. Taking action, in and of itself, gives our life meaning and purpose. It is an outward commitment, a show of love and care for the Earth and all those who dwell here.
“When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in service of my vision, it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.”
– Audre Lord