For so long I have craved more progress about racial justice. It’s possible a tipping point is happening, and I am daring to feel some hope, amidst the grief of all the pain that has led to this increased uprising.
I think it’s always like this, that important awakenings come out of pain. When we add in Solidarity.
You know that relief you eventually feel after leaving a job or a relationship? At first, it’s so hard to face, and then it feels so right when you say “Enough is enough.” Getting there is often partly thanks to someone who was with us in the dark tunnel.
And right now, many of us have had it with big trauma for our Black communities, and we are ready for change, and even more ready to bring about that change.
Whatever you’re feeling today, it’s OK. It’s normal. I am with you if your heart is aching.
I’m also writing today to check in on what you’re finding to turn to for solace and direction. I’ll share what’s helping me.
I’ve been sad, angry, bereft, ready to march in the streets…. then hopeful. Then repeat.
It’s interesting that in the time since I started writing this post a week ago, I’m finding more reasons for hope already. What a difference a week can make.
Finding Solace, Hope, and Direction
I am fortunate to have found some solace and direction in community, in long talks with honest friends, in stirring music, in nature, and now in the signs of progress already happening.
Here are some favorites that have provided some clarity and energy for me: Continue reading