Activism without reactivity–the key to staying the course

There’s a huge difference between being activated/reactive and being awake and effective. You don’t need to fan the flames of righteous indignation or fear in order to stay awake. Becoming over reactive, winging yourself up, may create a temporary feeling of power, but it reduces your effectiveness. This is as true in civil discourse and political action as it is across the breakfast table.

You can use your awareness of the difference between being activated and being grounded to help you stay the course over the long term rather than riling yourself up, spinning out, and burning out.

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  1. Amazing. Thank you. I needed this today.

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    • I’m so glad it resonated, Sarah Joy. Take care and stay the course, dear one.

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  2. Molly,

    Thank you so much for this. Like Sarah-Joy, I really needed this today!

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    • You are most welcome, Laura. ♥

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  3. Brilliant, and grounded. Thank you.

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    • So glad it was helpful, Carolyn!

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  4. I am reminded of the fable of who was stronger, the Sun or the Wind. FYI, there is an interesting article in Dr. Mercola’s newsletter about Trump going to bat for those of us concerned about vaccine safety. Here’s the link:http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2017/01/31/anti-vaccine-shadow-network.aspx?utm_source=dnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20170131Z1&et_cid=DM132511&et_rid=1865573982.

    If I had already branded Trump as evil, I might have missed or dismissed this, eh?

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    • We generally risk missing out when we brand anyone or anything as 100% evil or alien. 😉 ♥

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  5. This is beautiful, Molly, and so spot-on. I hear you saying that getting grounded allows us to open up to love. Riled up vs settled down is a beautiful way to put it. We need this – thank you.

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    • Thank you, Trista. Something about the phrase “settled down” really works for me, too. And the beautiful thing is that it is a naturally occurring return to our default state of wellbeing. In other words, we don’t have to work at it, we just need to recognize that we’ve left home (groundedness) and let go as we return. It’s like bobbing back to the the surface–we were designed to float.

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  6. Your voice is gentle, your words are soothing, it feels good to come home and be settled.

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    • Thank you, dear Debbie!

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