Which challenge are you most disturbed by right now? Is it the riot that occurred at the Capitol, where a mob mentality resulted in causing devastating damage? Is it your mental health that has been taxed with personal issues on top of a global pandemic? Maybe it's just the pandemic itself, that pushed you out of work and out of business? Perhaps you feel strongly that you are being lied to and controlled by those in this country's leadership? You lack trust and do not feel that anyone is listening, that your voice is not being heard.
Just writing the litany of our recent issues makes me feel a sense of gloom and doom. But here's why we can't and shouldn't give in to the hopelessness that may arise in us: We have every right to expect that change is not only possible but probable.
Who is it up to?
Each and every one of us has the power to change our circumstances and be a part of the solution. Find it in your heart to remain open. As Michael Singer, the author, tells us: Do not let anything to close your heart. He says that closing your heart blocks your energy flow, which is how you are a source of light for all those around you.
Another of my favorite quotes by Booker T. Washington: "I shall allow no man to belittle my soul by making me hate him." That (hating) would be a perfect example of closing your heart!
There is so much more that unites us than divides us. What does it take to convince us?