Friday, January 12, 2018

Waking Up

I came across the video below while perusing my Facebook news feed earlier today. It's by the non-profit organization Avaaz, and I have to say that I find it very inspiring and hope-filled! Perhaps you will too.

I preface it with the following quote by Joanna Macy (right), one that I find equally inspiring and hopeful.

The most remarkable feature of this historical moment on Earth is not that we are on the way to destroying the world – we've actually been on the way for quite a while. It is that we are beginning to wake up, as from a millennia-long sleep, to a whole new relationship to our world, to ourselves and each other.

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
Hope in the Midst of Collapse
Let Us Be "Energized by the Beauty That Is All Around Us": Jane Goodall's New Year Message
Buffy Sainte-Marie's Medicine Songs
In Australia, "Love Has Had a Landslide Victory"
What a Man – Connor Beaton
The Catalan Firefighters: Listeners of the "Discerning Voice" Within
Progressive Perspectives on Colin Kaepernick and the "Take A Knee" Movement
Making the Connections
Ahmad Joudeh: Dancing for Peace
Imagine, Heal, Resist! – Mayday 2017 (Part 1)
Imagine, Heal, Resist! – Mayday 2017 (Part 2)
The People's Climate Solidarity March – Minneapolis, 4/29/17
Progressive Perspectives on U.S. Military Intervention in Syria
2000+ Take to the Streets of Minneapolis to Express Solidarity with Immigrants and Refugees
"The Movement of Love and Inclusion Has Just Been Unleashed"
"It Is All Connected"
Andrew Harvey on Radical, Divine Passion in Action
Move Us, Loving God
Sufism: A Call to Awaken
Don't Go Back to Sleep

Related Off-site Links:
For the New YearThe Leveret (January 1, 2018).
What We Want for 2018: The Biggest Movement Leaders Envision the Changes Ahead – Beverly Bell (Yes!, January 5, 2018).
Let's Make 2018 the Year We Rise Up and Regenerate! – Ronnie Cummins (Common Dreams, January 5, 2018).

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