There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about.-Margaret J. Wheatley
This community-driven power doesn’t just change society. It changes us individually by injecting us with the support and courage to shed our inhibitions and unleash the parts of ourselves that we so yearn to express… to find fullness in our lives and the common values that weave us together as humanity.
We are both fearful and fearless, small and greater than life, petty and loving.
What emerges and grows depends on what company we keep. We can take in volumes of inspirational books and videos and scroll through hours of wonderful memes, but at the end of the day, it’s the people around us that matter. There’s the the adage you are the average of the five people closest to you…
When we become intimate with a community of highly intentioned kindred spirits that serve to elevate each other and to heal themselves and the world around them, that immersion vibrates and expands within us and ripples out exponentially beyond our imaginations. The more actively engaged we are together, the more our caring accelerates; the more sustained we become energetically, in our health, and in our values, and the more we act on that love as our default. We become contagious and unstoppable. It’s like the power of mainstream media but instead affirming, elevating, and completely empowering.
Plug in to that force. Instead of feeding the fears, let’s find each other and raise our average to be much greater than we could ever be otherwise.