Walk The Walk

January 2017

Walk the Walk

You gotta walk the walk
You can’t just talk the talk
I’ll show you how it’s done
We can all make a difference
When we join our hearts as One.
From a single spark
To a roaring flame
Our spirits light the way
And with our feet and hands
We will stand strong.

You gotta walk the walk
You can’t just talk the talk
It’s easy to lose hope
But together we will change
The flow of the river
From a single voice
To a thunderous noise
We can lead the way
March to freedom
Break the chains of hate.

Dear Ones,

Today we stand on the threshold of a new year. Changes are coming and we feel powerless to stop the current wave of negativity, anxiety and restlessness which has swept us up and along like a fast flowing river. Do we ‘go with the flow’ and hope that things turn out okay? Should we fight like mad to change the direction of the tide? I’m kind of feeling like both are necessary. While I know that flexibility is crucial in order to cope with what is happening in our country and our lives today, I also know that doing nothing does not empower us for change. Like the Yin and Yang, we must balance both.

This January 21st I’ll be marching in Washington D.C. as part of the Million Women March. This once in a lifetime protest gives me and others like me, the opportunity to show our solidarity with like minded lovers of justice and dissatisfaction of what’s going on in Washington in a way which empowers and inspires change. I will be part of something much bigger than myself, and yet I’m giving my all as an individual so that we will, collectively, be stronger.

When it’s all over, perhaps nothing in Washington will change. Perhaps what will change is our response to what is going on. When we continue to walk the walk for justice and equality, then we change the flow of the river. We WILL Walk the Walk. And afterward we will continue to ‘talk the talk’ and strive to bring peace and justice to the world.

In the words of the late, great Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that”.

May our love and our light bring us closer to the day when ALL people will live in equality and peace. Let’s get walking!

Namaste,

Lisa