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Joanna Macy

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Love letter to new activists from a WTR-facilitator and eco-chaplain

Okay new activists, I love you and I see you. Welcome! We need you, and you do not need to have everything figured out. One step and then another. Please find that seed of outrage and grief and nourish it - this is your need for justice, your love of community, democracy, science, it is your heart yearning for equality and liberation for all, etc., and these seeds are so precious. It is important to let them get nourished with water and sunlight (compassion for self, measured reaction time, breaks, and most of all - willingness to grow). 
As someone who has been engaging in community organizing and direct action for over twenty years, I want to let y'all in on a few secrets of how we keep it up.

 

 

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