Words Toward a Manifesto of the Moment


What If

What if doing one thing at a time was fast enough.

What if we trusted that taking care of ourselves would have an equally positive effect on others.

What if we began with curiosity rather than opinions or certainties.

What if we re-found our kid-like sense of awe.

What if we lived by the credo that there’s room enough for all of us—and made room for those who need it. For everyone.

What if we trusted that generosity multiplies. That kindness begets kindness.

What if we forgot what we already know in order to be a beginner from time to time.

What if we tuned-in to our own hum. What would that sound like? How would we live? What kind of future would result?

What if we remembered what’s still wild—and defended it in ourselves, each other, the world.

*I wrote these questions in a notebook a few years ago and just came across them this morning. They seem apt on this Sunday before the mid-term election. And probably always.

 

 

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