Get Off The Couch

If you don't stand for something, you stand for nothing.

What do you stand for?

I've been reading, watching, and contemplating world events - especially those most recent in the U.S. - seeking insight into the role I play in the uprising that I believe is occurring.

The Women's March inspired me in its peaceful act of rebellion. A friend of mine called it, 'A revolution of love.' I tend to agree.

I was happy to see individuals who were willing to get off the sidelines, walking in solidarity for human rights.

Though I'm not in alignment with the 'not my president' sentiment (hate-mongering is not my thing), it was heartening to see others expressing their belief system by marching as opposed to a more passive act of sitting on the sofa sharing propaganda links on Facebook.

What do you stand for, enough to shout from a mountaintop? The crossroads we are experiencing is real, calling for discernment followed by action.

In spite of the uncertainty of the future, I believe this time in history is both the end of something as well as a chance for a new beginning.

The Women's March gave me hope that we will, through our collective belief that human rights are sacred and non-negotiable, rise.

We have a choice: we can use this time for deeply considering what truly matters to us, or we can take a back seat and let others lead. We can take an inside/out approach practicing discernment, or allow ourselves to succumb to complacency.

You have everything you need to stand up for what you believe. And if you don't believe me, let's talk.

Love wins.