Writing this morning, I can’t get that Beatles tune out of my head.
Reading the lyrics, I remember, as a kid, being scared of the song.
I was raised in the religion of capitalism (and kindness) and, in the 60′s and early 70′s, my parents were terrified of what was happening in the country and, I picked up that terror.
The fear of losing the comfort of my safe life still simmers in me today as I negotiate this new call to take direct action, to help others take direct action, to save the world (I still haven’t found a better phrase so bear with me).
But what I didn’t hear so much as a kid was the solace in the chorus, “Don’t you know it’s going to be alright?“
(that’s the biggest part of the song – sing it right now and you’ll remember)
We aren’t going to engage anyone in this revolution out of fear. The deep knowledge that it’s going to be alright, in a cosmic sense at least, is where you must keep coming back to, if only (if only!!!) for your nervous system.
We have to be building a story of joyful action not fearful martyrdom (nor a story of I’ll do something after I’ve taken care of my own comfort either).
So to help you and me build that new story, I’ll be sharing good ju-ju regularly from now on, so you get ideas how to un the world and so you feel less alone! You cannot feel alone in this or you crumble. (cue crumbling noise)
The Revolution is Happening
Heather hears Sophia – or more aptly, finally listens.
Marie Forleo, in her wondrous go for it fashion, heeded the call , too. Let her inspire you.
My favorite revolution-unfolding was from Tara because she is bold enough to say,
I’ve been part of a sub-culture that says, if you as a woman spend your time raising healthy, ethical children, keeping your spouse sane and contributing a little to local causes that impact your family, you’ve done enough to change the world.”
It’s not enough.”
Watch for more updates from the revolution and be sure to send me your posts and resources and ideas – thanks!
P.S. Lyrics to Revolution