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PenPoints June 2008
Creating a Just World One Decision at a Time
It is empowering when we learn and utilize sustainable methods. It is empowering when we learn that we can affect lasting and meaningful change in the world right where we are, right this very minute. It can be so easy to romanticize the lives of others that have high profile jobs or are helping others in far off distant lands. Yet, it is so very important to remember that to many, those far off distant lands are simply home, and that it is every day, "citizens", passionately making change in their very own back yard, that is affecting positive change, for the greater good.
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I am thrilled to see that the battle for health and environmental rights has not been given up in Marin County, CA. Resident mothers recently marched to defend their families' rights to a pesticide- free living space. Government officials have joined in their rally. This shows us our potential of what we can do.
It is important to realize that in defending what we see as just, we may not only be misunderstood but also ridiculed. I was once touched by a quote that discussed how the job of some generations was to plant the seed so that future generations would reap the benefits. Personally this particular quote affected me so deeply because it made me realize that though my choices may be ridiculed or thought naïve, they are paving the way for future like minded people. In supporting ideas that are considering the whole, that are more holistic and more sustainable, we are supporting this type of reality. It is important to note that even without the applause of society at large, progress is being made. This realization is liberating. It is through this type of remembrance as well as the connection with like minded souls that we are able to keep our energy and our ideals sustainable. Then, moment by moment, person by person, decision by decision inspiration grows.
And the Good News!
Visit New Society to view, "The Troublemaker's Tea Party" by Charles Dobson. Learn how to effectively come together with likeminded people to affect positive change. www.newsociety.com/bookid/3823.