Sometimes it is hard to commit, to become part of the brighter future. I think we want to be sure of ourselves. We want to avoid the messiness of any change (positive or negative) because there are no guarantees. I am thinking the time is now. Our kids and grand kids deserve a better world to inherit.
We need to appreciate what is good and forward focused about our present situations and create clear views of a preferred future. Then we need to act in ways that have the possibility of moving toward the preferred tomorrow.
One way that is unlikely to move us forward is to get stuck in the “quicksand” of our current problems. We can become immobilized, dispodent, and directionless without a dream to pursue. A better world for all of today’s children and their grandchildren inspires me.
There are many ways to help make that “better world”. We can put our energy into developing a system of a more equitable distribution of wealth, working toward clean air and water, ensuring a safe and plentiful food supply that can feed the world, creating and supporting an array of wonderful and effective educational opportunities for each and every child and young adult, creating good jobs with meaningful work and of course, much more. We each have something we can do today that can lead to that better tomorrow
I think the words of Marianne Williamson, from her book Return to Love (1992) help to get at the message I am sharing today.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us . . . Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you . . . As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
We all need to be players in the important work of building a better tomorrow! If you haven’t yet, get involved.