How To Handle The Intensity Of Right Now

“And every day, the world will drag you by the hand, yelling, “This is important! And this is important! And this is important! You need to worry about this! And this! And this!” And each day, it’s up to you to yank your hand back, put it on your heart and say, “No. This is what’s important.”
-Iain Thomas

Have truer words ever been spoken at a time like this, where it feels like “the” world is more important ours?

I used to have big dreams to “save” the world.

That I would sacrifice my life, with dignity, to bring about world peace.

Until I realized that we cannot transfer something that we do not possess ourselves.

Society is not this big thing outside of us.

It’s comprised of micro-individuals, little you’s and me’s, all making the best decisions we can for our loved ones, families, goals and dreams, based on the upbringing, information and experiences we each have.

I truly believe that humans are by nature good and that nearly everyone wants to do the right thing.

But how can we expect my right to be your right, when our life experiences, childhoods, interests, personalities, perspectives, Doshas, dharmas, past lives and ancestors are different?

We have grace.
We have compassion.
And we realize that everyone is doing the best they can in this time where we can ALL truly can admit we are winging it (we always have been and now it’s just more obvious.)

Some days, you’ll wake up full of energy ready to share your gifts with the world (your dharma).
And other days, you’ll wake up doubting you even have any.
And that’s ok.

The same thing you want to give to the world
Give to yourself.

Because you are the world
Every you and me
Creates the fabric of this planet

And with every smile, every acknowledgment, every pause and every creation
We create the world we were born knowing we’d one day be a part of.

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