We Must Believe, Without Fear, In People

"Time isn't the main thing. It's the only thing."
-Miles Davis
As Ann Lamont says, "Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes...Including You." That is exactly what happened two weeks ago. I had the great honor of attending a 5 day workshop with master story teller and Jungian analyst, Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes, who wrote Women Who Run With The Wolves. Over the days as I sat there translating the age old stories into my own life's perspective, I realized something...
We are ALL in the middle of creating a story that will be passed down... Our own.
And it got me to thinking about the 'story' of our country right now.  Despite all the seemingly growing divisions, I feel we are in an awakening, and personally, I think we are all sick of being disengaged with one another. I see a shift in hope, in living life whole-heartedly with each other, in nature, in our concern for the earth, in animals, and in living a creative life. Maybe it's my innate optimism, but I believe a change is coming. And it starts with each one of us. First silently, then a whisper and then words out loud that clearly say, enough. Reach out to not only those you love, but those that may need a hug or a nudge to know they are loved. Because, let's face it everyone has "something", but we all are wanting the same things...to love, be loved and know we will all be okay.
I hope you will write your life story with a daring and bold love for life.
I dare you.
Nancy + Team Sweetbird