| April 19, 2016
Are the people messed up?
Does the sun shine out of your butt?
I intended on writing this big long post today about sisterhood. The other day I was in the supermarket and a woman sprinted over to me like as If i was Beyonce’ (understandable considering my moves) and tucked the tag into my shirt. She said “Sorry, I just know I really appreciate when people tuck my tag in.”
Such a teeny tiny act, right? Definitely nothing worth writing about, right? Wrong.
Her little, teeny act, warmed my whole body from head to toe and I thought to myself ‘Sisterhood, waddup!!’
I feel the same warmth when I see people’s ‘go fund me’ campaigns raise tens of thousands of dollars within 24 hours for a complete stranger in need.
I feel the same warmth when I see someone stopping on the side of the road to help a stranger who’s tyres gone flat.
I feel the same warmth when I see all the people who leap out of their cars when they see an accident and sprint to help out without a second thought.
I feel the same warmth when I see 12 different people offer to help the elderly man walk off the plane.
I felt the same warmth in this photo right here, in Chicago 2014 when I had the BEST, most goosebumpy hug of my life from a complete stranger who gave up his Sunday’s to just hug people.
I see it ALL day every dam day. And it’s beautiful.
So is the world messed up?
If you’re like me, you get really heated about a lot that goes on in the world. Like, throw the f*bombs around sorta heated. As a vegan, a planet lover and someone who’s #1 wish for the planet is that our kids know and experience true oneness with ALL life.. I struggle to understand a lot of things.
But do you know what I’m learning? I don’t need to understand a lot of things. But I can at least not judge them.
I think we can ALL admit that we judge what we don’t understand. It’s natural. It’s just this thang we do. It’s gone viral just like instagram has. One person does it, then the other person does it and the next thing we know we are collectively hating, judging and blaming. We start to wear these weird ass invisible goggles that begin to see the world as separate and f*kd up.
We totally ignore the millions of beautiful acts of humanity that go on everyday cos we’re wearing these foggy goggles, the same goggles our neighbour wears when he watches the news.
The world is not messed up. Humanity is not messed up. Collectively, my homie, we need some tidying up. That means you, and that means me. And it means our words, actions and discussions behind closed doors.
We don’t have to understand everything, but we can at least not judge it.
I totally didn’t mean to get this deep but hey, i am equal parts deep, equal parts badass. You get both.
Imma leave you with this.
“When asked if I am pessimistic or optimistic about the future, my answer is always the same: If you look at the science about what is happening on earth and aren’t pessimistic, you don’t understand data. But if you meet the people who are working to restore this earth and the lives of the poor, and you aren’t optimistic, you haven’t got a pulse. What I see everywhere in the world are ordinary people willing to confront despair, power, and incalculable odds in order to restore some semblance of grace, justice, and beauty to this world.” Paul Hawken.
Changing your focus won’t change the world.. Oh wait, yes it will.
Love you guys. X #lightsonGenY #humanityrules
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