This new life awakening in the world now is demanding of us to respond in ways that are very different than what we have always known. We are being asked to live in present time, and keep bringing ourselves back into the Now because the present is our only place of power.
As disturbing as it has been to see the speed with which the police transformed from the role of protectors to militarized aggressors, dressed and armed ready for war, as sad as it has been to realize how deep racism and discrimination still is.
As an ex-pharmaceutical scientist, I enjoy reframing the term ‘side-effects’. We typically think of side-effects in the negative, as in the side-effects of drugs. But many of our positive behaviors also have side-effects.