”We should take care so that we will lose none of the jewels of our soul. We must begin, now, to reject the white, either/or system of dividing the world into unnecessary conflict. For example, it is tragic and ridiculous to choose between Malcolm X and Dr. King: each of them hurled himself against a quite different aspect of our predicament, and both of them, literally, gave their lives to our ongoing struggle. We need everybody and all that we are.”
Rebecca Solnit quotes June Jordan, poet and polemicist, in Hope in the dark.
We should take care so that we will lose none of the jewels of our soul, because we need everybody and all that we are.
There is a place for either/or. Definitely. But we’ve done it, more or less constantly, for a really long time. So what if we at least try to meet the world from a both/and-perspective instead? Just for a while. A day, a year, a century, a millennia? What if we try something else, something different, from what has gotten us here?
Because. We need both/and now. Humanity does. It needs the jewels of our souls – the jewels of my soul. And yours! You have them, you are aware of that, yes?
I have them too. And I am aware of them. Now. Today.
Five years ago – less so.
Twenty years ago – not a chance in hell that I would have seen, let alone recognized them!
We need everybody and all that we are!
Can you picture a world that is actually based on that foundation? Centered in that worldview – where my way, is my way. And your way, yours. And together, we complement each other, and enhance, enrich, enliven all that is and can be.
I need you, to be all that you are, because that’s the invite to me, to be all that I am.
You need me, to be all that I am, because that’s the invite to you, to be all that you are.
Helping each other to treasure, and make the most of, the jewels in our souls.
#Blogg100 challenge in 2017 – post number 11 of 100.
The book “Hope in the dark” by Rebecca Solnit.
English posts here, Swedish at herothecoach.com.