“Why would you wish darkness on yourself, when light shines all around you?”
I have been writing this piece in my head for at least the past few weeks, and this is its evolution that brings me back to believe the following:
My first rendition, I wrote couched in anger. As I have been overwhelmed by the vitriol spewing from the mouths of would be fear-based leaders who clearly posture to keep power and win, I wanted to fight fire with fire but knew that this anger was not me.
My second rendition, I wrote couched in sadness. As I have focused on the pain brought to light by many triggered by bullies who crossed the moral line as they get a pass, I wanted to cry tears so that my own bullies would see. But now, I am no longer a victim so I knew that this sadness was not me.
My third rendition, I wrote couched in hopelessness. As I have seen all the efforts to turn back the clock of positive change lose out to greed, I wanted to push back, but know that the pendulum swings left to right. The belief that the universe seeks balance, I have faith, so hopelessness is not me.
My final rendition, I wrote couched in belief. A true knowing that good will come as long as we quiet the worries, step back and truly see. We surround ourselves with those who persist in faith, optimism and possibility. We live in a land where instead of choosing anger, sadness or hopelessness, we use our voices to further truth. We have seen an awakening over the past two years, an enlightenment, we know that united, karma will course correct. As part of a whole, the “SHE”roes have come alive, to bring light out of the darkness and we will shine, believe me. I am not worried for my son for he has a moral compass and empathy. I am a beacon for both, the mantra “She believed she could, so she did,” will always accompany me.