Medicine for a world gone mad.
I was all ready to write to you
about living your best life,
and then I read the news.
Dayton. El Paso. Gilroy.
And I needed an attitudinal re-set.
here's what I have for us:
We are the antidote.
our commitment to social justice,
our devotion to our growth, personal and collective,
our dedication to loving and helping people,
all this is the medicine
our sick country requires.
again and again
takes so much energy.
It's not truly possible
and certainly not sustainable
if you're running on empty.
(PS: this is just how the white supremacist patriarchy likes it -
all of us out here
running on empty).
If we are going to be the antidote to madness
we have to invest
in our own peace of body and mind.
If we are going to bring the medicine for inhumanity
we have to learn to treat ourselves
as fully human.
to support your sweet human self.
To replenish your reserves.
To connect with that which is beautiful
and inspiring in this world.
We are the antidote:
(when we're not worn so thin)
We must treat ourselves as such.
What can you do to recharge today?
How can you dote on your humanness?
What can you heal in your own sweet self?
When we honor and care for our own humanity,
we are making exactly the medicine
the world needs.