It’s... Fear, sitting in his dark corner with a smirk, twisting his mustache and rubbing his hands together, plotting our paralysis.
These are not mantras for the fainthearted. They take into account that sometimes life is a bed of nails blanketed over by chocolate-covered rose petals.
Basic rights are not complicated. We each inherit them simply by reincarnating on Mother Earth. And so, if I want to protest for basic human rights, I will.
In finding balance, whether in a person or in a society, it is important that we strike a balance -- between yin and yang, feminine and masculine, receptivity and activity -- regardless of which gender we conform to (or not). It is in this balance that we become whole human beings.
They want you to keep calm because they want to limit your power. They want you to keep your head down, to clock in and out of your job, go home and drink or smoke or eat the pressures away while remaining complacent enough to not make any real change.
Kindness is rooted in compassion and empathy and understanding. Kindness has little to nothing to do with wearing a smile on your face or being extroverted.
You may not have known when, or even how, but you were clever enough to know that all things -- both good and bad -- do come to an end. So you pulled together all the courage you had, you put on your shiniest armor, and you bravely fought every battle... maybe even won the war. You may be ...
Find those things you like to do, even those guilty pleasures we have. If they help free your mind, go for that, but always get a shower of a thousand affirmations of your worth and a heartfelt declaration of your essence and your beautiful soul, because that is what your mind is craving for ...
I absolutely love the field I’m in, and will keep fighting to make a difference in that sector. It’s just that when I stand at the front of a class, I want to talk about all of the other stuff that bounces around in my head all week long -- stuff like creativity, connection, kindness, ...