I’m finding it hard to shift my energy this week that with the heaviness in the world.
I really don’t know where to even begin. I’ve had multiple conversations with friends and family, and there is an overwhelming mood of helplessness, anger and sadness.
REAL change must come from each of us.
Since I don’t really have any words right now, I turn to music. It’s one of my favorite ways to shift my energy.
Here is what Michael Franti wrote under the video:
“Good to be Alive” is a song about gratitude. A song to remind us of the good in the world, on the days when our souls are rocked by all of the bad news that surrounds us. A reminder to be grateful for all we have, at the same time, to tenaciously stand behind things in life that serve the greater good — getting one step closer to a world where EVERYONE can all say “it’s good to be alive today.”
Ironic that it was posted on YouTube almost exactly four years ago.
In my own worst moments I turn to gratitude. And so I do so now in what feels like collectively a VERY low moment in history.
The one, and only thing, we can control is ourselves: how we use our voices, how we extend kindness, compassion and tolerance, and how we love.
As my favorite quote says; Be the change you wish to see in the world. (Ghandi)
Sending blessings and prayers for this world.