HOPE IN THE DARK
Jun 28, 2021
"Hope is... an alternative to the certainty of both optimists and pessimists. Optimists think it will all be fine without our involvement; pessimists take the opposite position; both excuse themselves from acting. [Hope is] the belief that what we do matters even though how and when it may matter, who and what it may impact, are not things we can know beforehand. We may not, in fact, know them afterward either, but they matter all the same..."
― Rebecca Solnit, Hope in the Dark"
This quote is from one of my favorite books by Rebecca Solnit. She talks about the wild possibilities available to us when we maintain hope. When we rise to the occasion and show up in any way that we can.
Allow this to be your reminder that it is always enough to show up as you are. We may not know how our actions impact change and the world around us, but they always do. Place one hand on your heart and the other hand on top. Breathe into this space and imagine what you can do today that will change the outcome of tomorrow - whether that be movement based, daily habit based, or activism based. The list is endless!
Musings by Krystal Kaiser
Wellness for Makers Guest Writer