Beautiful & Powerful Poem
I have recently discovered Drew Dellinger, speaker, poet, activist, writer, and founder of Planetize The Movement. He has written an exquisite poem, shared below:
“it’s 3:23 in the morning
and I’m awake
because my great great grandchildren
won’t let me sleep
my great great grandchildren
ask me in dreams
what did you do while the planet was plundered?
what did you do when the earth was unraveling?
surely you did something
when the seasons started failing?
as the mammals, reptiles, birds were all dying?
did you fill the streets with protest
when democracy was stolen?
what did you do
Poem reprinted with the permission of Drew Dellinger
“Democracy is one of the
deep spiritual challenges of our times”.
When we contemplate the basic non-dual philosophy so eloquently taught by Douglas Brooks:
“I’m not you, I’m something like you, I’m nothing but you”
… in that light democracy is indeed seen as a deep spiritual challenge.
- What can we do individually & collectively to reclaim our democracy and our earth?
- How can we explore our individual and collective dharma, our sacred duty, in this challenging situation?
Here’s one option:
Participate in getting money out of politics!
Here’s another option:
Participate locally or in person
in the People’s Climate March in NYC on Sept. 21, 2014
Be part of this truly global event!
Link for Yoga and Spirituality
Watch, discuss, and share DISRUPTION, the movie about climate & the People’s March in NYC on Sept. 21, 2014.
VOTE in the upcoming elections, no matter how jaded you’ve become about your effectiveness …
ENCOURAGE EVERYONE you know to VOTE
Now is THE TIME. Let’s rise to our historical challenge!