Going from covid to civil unrest, a serious energy shift happened.
With covid, we all understood that in order to stay well ourselves, we needed to make sure others were well. So we participated in flattening the curve. But unless you are an essential worker, the solution was to stay home to do the right thing. As weeks went by, a sense of existential anxiety and wariness came through with feelings of restlessness and purposelessness.
Then George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and others. During covid. The world came out of their homes to gather, physically, and demand justice. This one was not going to be a virtual event. Whether you’re out protesting or staying in, a sense of purpose and opportunity to do something raged. People are donating, educating, expressing, learning what it means to be a true ally (coined anti-racists), and learning that systemic racism does in fact exist. There seems to be a genuine concern and desire to understand.
Like covid, many of us are starting to understand that in order to be well, in order to ensure opportunity and justice for ourselves, we need to ensure wellness, opportunity, and justice for everyone else.
These concerns are real, and they’ve ALWAYS been there.
Everyone always needed healthcare. Everyone always needed to eat. Everyone always had a right to live. With dignity. When shit happens, the most vulnerable are the ones most affected… first.
Priorities always mattered. Civil injustice and healthcare were always interrelated.
When we serve for the well-being of others, we serve ourselves better, because the structures put into place to take care of the most vulnerable ultimately take care of us. Likewise, the policies that disadvantage others come back to disadvantage us. They already have.
When the media stops talking about these issues, they’ll still be there.
Decide to keep these on the front burner. Don’t let them go until policies change. Serve a greater purpose. Go the long haul. You can’t go wrong. You’ll be all the more purposeful, healthy, and abundant for it.