To defy evil, is to yield to love.
And don't get it twisted...
This is not the weak work
of the doubt-filled doormat.
This is the fierce work
of the peace-filled warrior.
Enforce boundaries, as needed.
Decline and opt-out, as warranted.
But as you do, whatever you do,
let your feet, heart and hands
hold their strong stance
in Love, Joy and Peace, for they are
the ultimate weapons and defense
in days such as these.
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. ✍🏾