I dream of a Regenerative Revolution.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “An individual has not started living until s/he can rise above the narrow confines of individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.”
As an individual, I can’t rise above the narrow confines of my personal concerns—I won’t break out of my box—until I’ve developed the core strength to embrace my whole being. Otherwise, that which I am not ready to accept in myself will prevent me from connecting with others. If I am numb to my own emotions, stuck in runaway trains of thought, held hostage by self-doubt, or too exhausted by the fumes of a toxic environment to challenge my own perception, how can I address what lies beyond my borders? How will I access my evolutionary path to an expanded sense of awareness?
The awkward, resistant, and/or destructive habits of thought and behavior that exist within each human being lie at the foundation of the fossil-fueled system we seek to change. But when it comes to addressing these concerns, the American public has a habit of neglect. Maybe we settle with ourselves for less because we figure that one person cannot save the world. However, each individual is responsible for the world s/he creates.
Regenerative community requires individual Response-ability. This Response-ability (or Invironmental Awareness) allows an individual to be of collective service. If we hope to help humanity, we must start where we are: addicted, anxious, afraid, attached. We can’t move forward if we’re holding back.
Taking Response-ability means empowering change.
I dream of our great awakening.
And it’s happening NOW,
one day at a time.