So much has been happening in our world over the past few months, and especially the past few weeks, that has fundamentally changed the way we live. And all of this is calling us to take a good look at ourselves and the systems that we are part of to see what is working, and what is not. It is encouraging to see people stepping up in ways they hadn't before, supporting those who have been working for change for a log time. While things are painful right now for so many, it is also an opportunity for us to evolve as a species. I certainly hope that we can heed the call.
I have been in conversations with other people in the yoga/meditation/healing space over the past couple of weeks about the best way to help out, and there is a divide. Some people feel that it is important to continue to do the inner work in order to stay grounded and empathetic. Others feel that this is a time for on-the-ground action. I see a middle path, one that I have seen all my life through the example of Quakers and other like-minded individuals I know. That is the path of nurturing one's inner strength through consistent contemplation practices, while also taking peaceful action whenever it is needed.
With so much that needs to be done and so much to think about, I find myself struggling with many questions like: Am I doing enough? Am I putting my energy where it is most needed? How can I best support others? I'm guessing that you have much on your mind too. So, I wanted to ask you: What are you struggling with? How can I support you? What would you like to talk about?