Beginnings. . . The World We Live In

Beginnings. . . The World We Live In

on Nov 26, 2010 in World We Live In | 0 comments

“It is my experience that the world itself has a role to play in our liberation.
Its very pressures, pains, and risks can wake us up–
release us from the bonds of ego and guide us home to our vast true nature.”

—Joanna Macy


This section of the Liberated Life Project brings it all home, at least in my eyes. I used to think that I couldn’t get very involved in the problems of the world until I had mine all sorted out. While there is some truth to that – we can all too easily cause more harm and destruction when we act out of our own suffering – I now believe it’s equally true that becoming more deeply engaged with the world around us can accelerate our own path of liberation.

Or maybe more accurately, it’s a step by step process. The inner and the outer work move along in tandem, sometimes one takes precedence over the other but always in a dance of relationship.

I’m inviting you to consider that your life is bigger than the boundaries around your skin, or around your own home or family. Inspired by stories of amazing people who have broken through their own fears and insecurities to take compassionate action, my hope is that all of us on Team Liberation can contribute something of goodness to the world and help to soften suffering.

photo: Paul Davis, touching peace photography

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