There’s a lot on my heart these days.
The news is hard to watch. The stories are hard to believe. I feel heavy.
Last weekend, I listened to a conversation between Brene Brown and Krista Tippet at OnBeing. I hope you download/listen to the conversation or read the transcript; you can do both by clicking here. (it’s so good)
Brene speaks (and writes in her book) about it being hard to hate people close up, and how we need to move in.
She speaks about our imperative to speak truth to the bullshit.
She speaks about having a strong back and a soft front.
I’ve had a regular sort of week with my family (and I feel incredible amounts of gratitude for a regular week), but I know some people have had other. And so I sit here thinking about how I can move in, how I can speak truth to the bullshit, how I can have a strong back and a soft heart. What if I could do that? (I can.) What if you could do that? (You can.)
I don’t think all of us are meant to write books or march on town hall; I don’t think all of us are meant to lead rallies or run for public office. I don’t know that there’s anything All of us are meant to do (we are beautifully unique, after all). Except…to love.
I believe we are all meant to love. To give it, to receive it, to be it.
I believe that each of us can add a drop or two (or three, or four, or…) of love into the collective love basket of this world by moving in, by speaking truth, by having a wild heart.
We can listen carefully to one another. We can respect and appreciate differences. We can be strong and soft, both/and. We can be love.
Let’s be love.
a little a lot of love your way, m
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