AN OPEN LOVE LETTER TO ALL BEINGS, DURING A TRULY F*CKED UP TIME IN HUMAN HISTORY (A Deep Writing Prompt)
Gentle greetings, precious human.
For context, everyone on this planet has been traumatized for the past 5 months.
Every human on this planet has had their trust repeatedly betrayed, by systems and sources they once believed in.
We've sat... sometimes bettering and connecting -- and lots of time stewing and brewing -- over and under the non-stop threats to our life! The life we knew back in February... that's gone. Forever. It was a long way from perfect, but compared to NOW?! And we haven't even properly grieved that fact, because we are still pushing and facing today... and tomorrow, and its new batch of threats to our very existence.
So, it's been rough. Work life. School life. Home life. Public life. All life, has been made rough.
We seem unable to agree on which version of hell we're careening toward, so we burn our energy ARGUING about the various versions, rather than concentrating our energy to CHANGE THE COURSE TRAJECTORY.
We're at odds because we can't agree on the FOUNDATION of things. Well, the foundation is CHAOS + CONFUSION... and everything that spins out from it, HINDERS. Blocks, delays, agitates, instigates. Good Lord, and SEPARATES.
Rather than blast each other over differences in skin, masks, and ideologies, why not direct that passion toward something useful... like figuring out how to MANDATE MEDICAL ACCOUNTABILITY for damage caused by:
* the omission of, and interference with, healing protocols; and
* the promotion and advancement of harmful protocols.
Why constantly play defense, when we can INITIATE + ASSERT a future that does not include genocide?!
The Hippocratic Oath has been mocked and pissed on, just as badly as the US Constitution.
Both our health and liberty have been abused, by those who hold power, yet cannot restrain themselves from various degrees of evil.
These times call us to become solid and stable within our own self, because outer anchors MOVE... and just may head someplace you don't want to go!
This Deep Writing Prompt invites you to dive in, access compassion, and write your own Open Love Letter to Humanity. I encourage you to say the things you want to hear.
We change the tone of things, by changing the tone of things.
Love will not be cancelled. 🖤
The question "How are you?" is PROFOUND.
But it has been watered-down to a synonym for "Hello."
Forced or fake auto-responses of obligated okay-ness are expected.
(And if you are going through something tragic, it really doesn't matter! Every social encounter OPENS with this well-established Ritual of Insincerity.)
The question "How are you?" prompts an answer that begins with "I AM _____________."
This means many times each day, you are invited to SPEAK THE MOST POWERFUL STATEMENT that can be spoken of yourself.
And the socially-expected thing to do, is be QUICK + SLICK with your answer.
For a change... TAKE YOUR TIME, and tell your truth. ✍🏾