Food For Thought
It has been nearly a week of rest. Well, if you can call raising two children rest. Thank God I have a village of support to help in that journey. They say it takes a village to raise a child, and God knows that is the truth at its finest.
I feel a sense of settling in has occurred this week, as Easter has passed. While I have long known from a psychological perspective the regenerative power associated with Spring, something new is present and spiritually moving me in a way I have yet to fathom fully. There are great lessons to be gleaned from spiritual teachings, which transpire in ancient myths, religious texts, or the simple yet profound wisdom spoken by generations who have passed. I happened upon this citation from Frederick Douglass yesterday, and it moved me in a way that is still permeating within the depths of my soul as a seedling for hope, for the psyche to manifest virtue within its personal and collective callings.
As I read this citation and compared it to the Greek tragedy Daedalus’s underpinnings, I could not help but fathom; are we not just simply going through the same difficulties that our ancestors have undertaken, just with differing external circumstances?
People who stay down will be allowed to wallow there. Who’s duty is it to pick them up. Individuals who chose to get up will help begin their journey, for they stepped up to the plate and underwent the courage needed to take that first step into the unknown. The virtue of independence cannot manifest without a degree of Self-dependence, and this is the state I chose to raise my children within. Maybe if we all heeded the wisdom in Mr. Douglass’s words, this world would be a place of virtue.
Namaste, my friends. May blessings find you on your journey to advance confidently in the direction of your dreams. I hope you enjoy today’s podcast.