As with all godly qualities, justice starts at home, within us – in each of us, at the very core of who we are as human beings and children of God. "Life, in contrast to God’s character, can often be unjust. We have all been hurt by people – sometimes intentionally, sometimes accidentally. We have all been treated in a way which is unkind, unfair, disrespectful. We have all been disillusioned, with a job, a relationship, a leader or ourselves. "All of us have experienced disappointment or upset at the hands of other people, and likewise we, too, have inflicted pain, hurt and upset on people we care about and strangers alike. Some of us will feel that God Himself has let us down. "We have all said at one time or another, “that’s not fair”. And we’d be right: life isn’t fair. Finding a way to respond to life’s unfairness without saying “that’s not fair” is hopefully something we learnt during our childhood. Or maybe we just graduated to the language of justice: “that’s so unjust”... Read the full article via the link in bio and clicking on 'news and views'
I am posting this photo of an angry white-faced capuchin monkey today because I, too, am angry. I am angry that the current US administration rejects the overwhelming scientific evidence and consensus that climate change is real and human-induced. I am angry that we've been withdrawn from the Paris Climate Agreement. I am angry that the government feels it can silence or intimidate actual scientists and put unqualified people in charge of environmental issues. And most of all, I am angry that climate change ever became politicized in the first place. We should all be gravely concerned, and we should all want to work towards fixing this and making the world a better place. The impacts of climate change are and will continue to be devastating, and they WILL affect you or someone you know. And spoiler alert: your political affiliation or rejection of scientific evidence won't save you from that.
Today is the #climatestrike, and while I unfortunately cannot participate (what am I gonna do, walk out of the rainforest?), I just want to say that I really appreciate and support all of you who are taking part. Keep fighting the good fight.
I don't pretend to know everything about climate science, but if YOU have questions about the causes or impacts of climate change and what we MUST do to mitigate things, I strongly encourage you to do your research using reputable, peer-reviewed scientific papers. And I don't know, maybe look towards a scientist who studies this stuff for a living, not a politician who's labeled it all as a liberal conspiracy or a hoax from China.
They keep saying that beautiful is somthing a girl needs to be. But honestly? Forget that. Dont be beautiful. Be angry, be intelligent, be witty, be klutzy, be interesting, be funny, be adventurous, be crazy, be talented- there are a eternity of other things to be other then beautiful. And what is beautiful anway but a set of letters strung together to make a word? Be your own definition of amazing, always, that is much more important then anything beautiful, ever.
Everyone gets angry. Old people get angry. Children get angry. You get angry. Anger is our justice system in action. Anger is the display of what you think is right and what you think is wrong. Anger is often distorted. We find ourselves angry at traffic jams. People’s mistakes(which we also make) and other things. Anger needs to be taken apart and put together. Click in link to find out how.
Some days are fine. Some days are great. Some days you just don’t feel yourself. Some days I’m irritable. Some days I’m angry. Some days I feel like I have control and others I don’t. Some days I embrace and others I want to sit in a room and be alone with the door shut from the world. .
Most people that know me wouldn’t know the darker complicated sides of me, that’s not a side you show. When you show up for things, you put your game face on and you go to work but sometimes behind the scenes when you have too much busy, too much responsibility, too much time alone, too much in your head... it can be hard to feel like showing up or showing up with that game face. .
Today is a day off for me where I can work on my terms and timeline but the thoughts and the feels get in the way a little... and the 2 cups of coffee aren’t helping me and the box of Kleenex from the creeping crud and the tears from fighting a 9 month old puppy at 7 am - well it’s about empty and it’s only 8:45 am.
So what I do? .
I’ll eventually peel myself off the couch and sip my pre-workout and start the routine and get some movement in, throw on a podcast, maybe read, do some work... breathing the whole time. .
Learning to feel and how to move through feelings is tough work but essential work to those of us with those complex feelings... who feel on a deep level... we have manage our minds and our emotions. .
I’m fine - but it’s definitely complicated - and I share that because if you feel complicated yet fine too... it’s ok, I think there’s a lot of us out here feeling that too and we just need to know that it’s actually pretty normal. .
What do you do to manage the feels? ⤵️