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Nov

23

2016

YOUR Work, YOUR Way

Filed under: Community, Pondering

Sometimes we forget it’s okay to do YOUR work, YOUR way.

A young boy and girl dressed as a superheroes stands on a rock with arms raised while on a California Beach. The surf and waves wash the sand around them and they are ready to work as a team to accomplish great things as they look out to sea. Image taken in Orange County, California, USA.

Everywhere I look there are people standing up.

They are using their super powers for good instead of evil.

And what I’m noticing is that no two heroes look alike.

There are those who are loud and brash–shouting from the roof tops. They stand up in front and demand to be seen and heard. They are a force of nature. They don’t only hold the line–they push it forward.

Some work quietly. They are industrious even though they are never in the spotlight. They work with slight of hand and relentless focus. You might never know they were there–but you would absolutely feel their loss if they didn’t show up.

We also have level headed mediators. Those who walk with one foot in two different worlds–breaching divides and listening for the opportunities to change a tide from the other side. They have cool heads, warm hearts and an almost endless capacity for empathy.

And then there are heroes that live in the places we fear the most and understand the least. They are pushed down relentlessly. Their power is waking up and doing life over and over again–despite the resistance. They lead by living.

There are so many of us.

And we are so different from each other.

But we are ALL needed.

Be careful in this electrically charged climate that we don’t alienate each other, believing there is only one way to fight for right.

No super hero should be made to feel as if they are less because their power isn’t the same as someone else’s.

There is no manual on how to fight evil and support love.

When we are fighting for equality for everyone–it seems silly to judge HOW someone uses their best self to create a better world. We are all unique and that is our true strength.

Today I’m taking a moment to remind myself that I bring something special to the moment and the movement. Sometimes I don’t even know exactly what it is, but I know it’s there.

I’m reminding myself that I don’t need outside validation from other people to know my true heart and my true soul and my true intentions.

I know I won’t always get everything right, but it will not keep me from both trying and always reevaluating how I can do a better job and be a better person.

I’m taking a moment to remind YOU that in this time of great energy and emotion…

it’s okay to do YOUR work, YOUR way.

And I’m reminding myself not to judge what is unfamiliar. I believe no one should judge a person for helping in the way that feels the most organic to them.

We need ALL the people and ALL their super powers. And I don’t want you to think that what you have to offer isn’t important. If you love and you try and you care and you are doing the best that you can–then you are necessary. Don’t get discouraged.

“I am the one thing in life. I can control. I am inimitable. I am an original”

-Aaron Burr, Wait For It

Don’t give up–do YOUR work, YOUR way.

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