So That You Can Stand
Radical love is still counter cultural.
Compassion for all is still counter cultural.
Human dignity before profit margins is still counter cultural.
Recognizing political conflict as two boys fighting in the schoolyard writ large, and ending it accordingly? Still counter cultural.
Shining your light fiercely, like a child on May Day? Still counter cultural.
Brazen, unapologetic idealism? Still counter cultural.
We do personal growth work to improve the quality of our lives,
but we also do it for this:
to let go of the fear of not fitting in,
to see how we cling to a safety that doesn’t serve the world,
to learn to lean in to that whisper in your chest,
to unleash the original, loving self, the one blazing to heal.
In other words: to birth a you who can stand to be counter cultural.
Who can stand in your living room, in your child’s school gymnasium, or on CNN,
wherever you are called to do it.
To birth a you that knows her mission.
To know it quietly, when you are stirring the batter in the kitchen.
To know it when you kiss your children at night.
To know it when the moments come that ask you
to be voice, or a messenger, or a crazywoman
– Tara Sophia Mohr
photo credit: Molly Belle
Thank you to the remarkable Jen Louden for her post, “You Are Called” which inspired this. Thank you also to the wonderful Rachelle Mee Chapman for highlighting the conversation about “soul care and it’s relationship to world care.”