Sunday, August 12, 2012

what do you stand for?

they say we stand for nothing
and there's no way we ever could.
-john mayer

{i want to be known by what i'm "for" rather than what i'm against. to spend my life recognizing and calling forth beauty, possibility & hope.}

this idea has been burning on my heart for the past week or so.
so many people spend their time & channel their energy in protest.
fighting for what they don't like or don't want to happen.

it pains me so much in and out of the religious world that so many people are known for what they hate, don't agree with and will spend their time, energy & lives fighting against.

---> but what is it that excites us, stirs us, brings us joy & delight?

i read once that it's best when working with children to tell them to do something instead of always no, and stop and don't do that.

Holding Hands

i don't want to spend my life standing against, but i want to align myself with movement, possibility and hope. by standing for something, i will consequently fight {against} injustice. not the other way around. 

i want my DO and love and desire list to be longer than my NO and hate and never list.

to live is to choose. but to choose well you must know who you are, and what you stand for, 
where you want to go and why you want to go there.
-kofi annan


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