Today is about speaking up...
I think superheroes today are like whistle blowers.
- Robert Englund
Speaking up is an empowering act which can change the course of history. Giving a voice to the truth is powerful. When done with sincere, and inclusive, intentions and motivations, it can affect positive change for all.It takes an enormous amount of courage to speak up. As children, many of us were taught to be silent about the things which offended our souls. We were told to look the other way or to mind our own business. That the events which were unfolding before our eyes had nothing to do with us. Or, we didn't understand the way "things" were.
As adults, we live in a society which encourages conformity and commoditizes human beings. People with alternative views are often silenced through intimidation or professionally discredited, publicly shamed and financially ruined. In expounding the truth, dissidents often risk their lives and livelihoods, and those of their friends and families.
And yet, they choose to speak out.
To expose the truth for the benefit of others, at the risk of personal harm and loss, is an act of heroism. To respond to violent unintelligent acts with compassionate intelligence and patience is the most challenging situation a superhero will ever face.
But, don't worry my dear. You were born for these times.
Wishing you a heartfelt day of overflowing joy.
Fly on, Superhero.
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