It’s easy to feel negative about what’s going on nationally. Large-scale political in fighting leaves people with the feeling that nothing good is getting done in our country. It contributes to a sense of helplessness and hopelessness.
Whatever happened to addressing injustice, feeding the hungry, housing the homeless, investing in our economy and protecting our air and water?
Last week I wrote about a muscular kind of love that addresses these issues.
Everyone has a sense of what they are against. But the more you focus on what you’re against, the less energy you have to contribute towards what you ultimately want.
If you feel grief and anger, use it for something positive. Use your love for your country, your love for your fellow human beings, or your love for the voiceless animals or environment to speak up, to donate, and to work for what will make a difference in changing the conditions that perpetuate injustice.
What are you for?
Are you for feeding the hungry, affordable housing, eradicating racism, better education, and health care for all, or protecting children, seniors, veterans or the environment? Research why things you want to see don’t exist yet. Get involved at a local level. Volunteer. Find a policy that you think will help and a group that advocates for it and join them by visiting decision makers to use your voice on a cause.
Whatever tugs at your heart is a good indication of where you could spend a little time or money. The world needs your positive energy. Where could you invest it?
May we pursue our paths, trusting that where we invest energy, we improve the world,