Day Thirty-Eight: Ethical Citizenship-The Enlightened Activist

Fighting for societal change or something you believe in 100%

is an enlightening experience. It can evolve you as a

human being. When you join a collective of people that share

those beliefs; fighting for the chosen cause can be a spiritual

experience. When you are so deeply moved or inspired by

something and you share that passion with others it can

be one of the most fulfilling and meaningful activities.

Emptiness creeps around the corners of your life when you

have no connection to anything outside yourself-nothing

to fight for-nothing to live for-nothing to unite you to others.

The earth, justice and equality are on the top of my list. I am

not saying I never throw a piece of recycling in the garbage

from time to time, but when I do I feel a deep sense of guilt

for not following my own agenda about what is important in

life. Some of the most powerful times in my life were when I

was protesting for a cause. Last year I was involved in a walking

float for the Pride parade with my GSA group; The look on the faces

of mys students-some of whom I had seen in very dark places-

when they were honored and embraced by the sea of supportive

like-minded beings was something so powerful-something I would

never forget. A reminder that all of the years I had spent fighting

for equal rights for the LGBTQA community had led me to this

place of sincere love. Some of the most inspired individuals of our

time fought for what they believed in throughout history and were

thought of as heroes for the cause. They received any sacrifices or

punishments with grace and solidarity-unmovable and unchangeable.

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Today’s focus is on standing up for your beliefs and 

building and supporting a community of other like-minded

individuals.

Morning Meditation-Connection to Earth-Gaia

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Journal Entry: Write about a time in your life where you stood

up for your beliefs or someone else? What did it feel like? What were the

challenges? Did the result make the sacrifice worthwhile?

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Pinterest: The Future of Social Activism-Poster

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/536632111819372235/

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Activist’s Journey to Life-Blog of an Activist

http://activistsjourneytolife.blogspot.com/2013/10/

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Animal Rights Activist-Simone Reyes-TED Talk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erg8sDIYjmw

Activism Groups Online:

Greenpeace: http://www.greenpeace.org/canada/en/

GLSEN: LGBTQA Education Network:http://www.greenpeace.org/canada/en/

Petition Website: Change.org: http://www.change.org/petitions

Earth Day Video

MLK-Let Freedom Ring

Evening Meditation

Much Love, Peace & Namaste Em

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