Excerpt from the post by Lisa Olivera. Read the post in its entirety on her Instagram page.
How deep it is, this process of being a human being. Deeper than all the bottom layers of the oceans combined, maybe.
There is so much to grieve, fear, hold, love, honor, do, act on, hope for, be with, process, remember, let go of, change, create, learn, unlearn. So much.
What I am no longer doing or trying to do:
Be an expert at anything.
Rush or lead from urgency.
Assume I know more than I do.
Pretend I need to know more than I do.
Punish myself for getting it wrong.
Belittle myself for what I’ve yet to learn.
Throw myself a pity party for being a person.
Using the same dehumanizing methods on myself I say I’m against.
Use the same judgments on myself I say I’m against.
Use the same language towards myself I say I’m against.
Hold myself hostage when I slip up.
Make myself bad when I prove my imperfections.
Forget there is nothing to prove.
Try to do 100% 100% of the time.
Leave my whole self behind.
Contort myself to be consumable.
Forget my belonging.
Make viral posts instead of human posts.
Avoid joy or play or ease or rest.
Avoid doing the necessary work.
Avoid making these things one or the other.
Bypass my needs as if that betters anyone or anything.
Bypass my desires as if that betters anyone or anything.
Ignore my intuition and inner knowing.
Look away when pain approaches.
Looking away from the hurt of the world.
Act like I don’t make a difference.
Act like my voice doesn’t matter.
Feel guilty when I forget any of this.
by Lisa Olivera (original post)
For you would know beyond
an authority God
command and control
doctrines and dogmas
For you would know peace
as something native, elemental
and not as a temporary/relative pause
amidst unending chaos.
For you wouldn’t have the need to argue
for you see it all, at once, all the time.
For you don’t feel the separation,
for you are not separated and you’ll know it.
For you feel love and only love
for you are love and only love and you’ll […] Continue Reading…
From fear to love.
From fear-based hunger for power to love.
From competition to co-operation.
From judgement to fundamental, universal respect.
From aggression to gentleness.
From distressed nervous systems to calm, free nervous systems.
As thoughts-feelings about the ever-continuous move from fear to love kept happening, I came across these connections:
The Divine Feminine and the Power to Change the World
“But something much deeper is going on. Masculine behavior has run its course as […] Continue Reading…
Economics in which
kindness is not ‘loss-making’
fundamental respect is never a ‘cost’
judgement is discouraged
value of something will not be measured on just ‘convenient’ methods
definitions are considered ‘work-in-progress’ until they work nourishing-ly and sustainably for all, and not just sweet deals for some.
living based on compassion and kindness is not a ‘cost’ that works against you (same as the 1st bullet above)
Economics that reflect, […] Continue Reading…