how to say yes

The problems of the world need your love. Love is the only power great enough to overcome greed and anger, violence and fear. This is the love that has mothers lift cars off their children. Martin Luther King Jr. called on the nation to embody the power of love. As you gain a greater sense of inner freedom, you become available to the world in a new way. Not as a frustrated, frightened or burned out activist. But with an inner strength. The inner freedoms you discover—freedom to love, to create, to awaken, to forgive, to dream, to start over all—naturally give rise to a greater care for life.

In Zen they say there are only two things: You sit, and you sweep the garden. And it doesn’t matter how big the garden is. As you quiet your mind and listen to your heart, you discover that your spirit will not be satisfied unless you also tend your garden. Pick something you care about. It can be local or global, reducing racism or fighting climate change. Educate yourself, make close friends with others who are different from you, join the local school board, volunteer at the hospital, work for a political cause, or help the school plant a garden. Lower your carbon footprint. Add your voice and energy. Plant seeds for a more compassionate future. You can’t change it all, but your freedom empowers you to contribute to the world, and your love gives you the way to do so.

~Jack Kornfield

silky smooth half-truths……this is suchness….

inquiry for today~ sort through your own disconnects slowly……

up and around and down again- life

What you are, the world is. And without your transformation, there can be no transformation of the world.

~J. Krishnamurti 

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