Why I no longer march in the streets
“Turn your light on for those with no vision.”–Pharrell Williams
I used to ADORE a good protest! I marched against war, against guns, against racism.
Nothing’s more exhilarating than carrying a sign and chanting in resistance with fellow comrades.
But it finally dawned on me that being AGAINST something only adds energy to a reality I no longer want. It gives things I don’t like more credit than they deserve. And it negates my power to create something better.
Now, I prefer to be FOR things. I prefer to create better things. Things that make the old things obsolete.
Remember dial telephones? Black and white TV’s? Card catalogs in libraries? Nobody carried placards to protest those things. Rather, someone came up with a better vision.
Fighting against something only makes it more real. Forgiving (AKA: no longer resisting) makes room for new things to burst forth. It makes room for a new vision.
There’s still no shortage of things I’d like to change. It’s just that now I go about it by using my true power to imagine new things.
I use two very significant words. What if?
In the comments section below, share your “What if?” for the world.
Pam Grout is the author of 19 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality and the just-released, Art & Soul,Reloaded: A Year-Long Apprenticeship to Summon the Muses and Ignite Your Daring, Audacious, Creative Side.