What Are You For?

In a time where we often default to sharing what we are against, this month we are shifting ourselves purposely, consistently and kindly toward what we are FOR. In November, we are Being For. In a year that has often given us the feeling that it’s against us we are choosing to consider and reflect upon what it means to Be For…

Here we are on November 2, 2020 in an 8-month period that has felt slow and fast, tumultuous and quiet, exhausting and boring.

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We are on the eve of Election Day and I am at this moment FOR the following:

Peacemaking
Equity
Hard and necessary conversations
Speaking up for others and myself
Compassion
Understanding
Community
Self-care
Forward motion
Safety for everyone
Humanity
Thriving for all
Moving toward the discomfort of growth
Preserving and protecting nature

When I read this list it conjures some specific thoughts for me. It applies to specific areas in my personal life, my community and this country. I imagine it does for you as well. My litmus test lately is to question everything and ask myself if a viewpoint is closing me off, or opening me up?

Is this perspective making my proverbial table larger or smaller? Is it growing my compassion or shutting it off? Am I moving from me or we? Am I willing to reconsider, “the way it’s always been” and imagine something even better?

I read the other day what I believe to be a universal truth: We belong to each other. Yes, we belong to ourselves and having autonomy matters but in the human race, we belong to each other, as well. 

I am for belonging to each other. I am for belonging to myself. I am for everyone being able to feel like they belong and they matter. Belonging, like love, is an endless resource. There’s enough for everyone. 

Sunshine & Sarcasm,
Lowi & G

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