Forget normal. The normal we’ve known for the last 100 years is over. It’s time to create something new.
We must ask – and answer – what do I want to create going forward? What would an ideal new ‘normal’ look like – for myself, for my family, for my community? What kind of world do I want to live in? To leave for future generations?
If we look closely at what’s happening around the world right now as well as what’s been happening over the past decade and more, we know we have some serious things to consider.
Changes going forward must include equity, truth, justice, and freedom. We must include autonomy, collaboration, and community.
Across all economic, racial, and social levels.
We are not here to fight each other. We are not here to ‘one up’ each other. Or to divide each other. Or to harm each other.
We are here to connect and to share and to love.
It’s time to bridge the gap, human to human. Neighbor to neighbor. It’s time to reach across the divide and invite each other in. With compassion and empathy and mercy. With kindness and grace.
And know that love is the way forward.
Love is the way to peace.