Living in the age of social media where information is accessed and shared in seconds is exciting and enlightening. It also brings home, sometimes graphically, the atrocities against ourselves, animals, and the earth that sustains us. My knee-jerk reaction to violence and destruction is to cry out in anger. I’ve discovered I don’t accomplish much if I’m stuck in anger. To unstick myself and move forward I turn what I’m ‘against’ into a cause or a purpose I am ‘for’. Mother Teresa described this concept in the following quote:
“No, I will not march in a protest against war, but when you organize a march for peace, please let me know, I’ll be the first to sign up.” Mother Teresa
No matter the topic, shifting to this perspective is freeing and empowering. It creates an environment where I can contribute from a place of compassion. It feels good to share what I’m for. Below is a photo of one of those many things. I’ve also added several links to my blogroll to share with you. What are you for?
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