Doing The Right Thing

“It’s the action, not the fruit of the action that’s important. You have to do the right thing. It may not be in your power, may not be in your time, that there’ll be any fruit. But that doesn’t mean you stop doing the right thing. You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no results.”


— Gandhi

Our Humanity

Being broken is what makes us human. Sometimes we’re fractured by the choices we make; sometimes we’re shattered by things we would never have chosen. But our brokenness is also the source of our common humanity, the basis of our shared search for comfort, meaning and healing. Our shared vulnerability and imperfection nurtures and sustains our capacity for compassion.

“Just Mercy” by Bryan Stevenson

This speaks to a form of courage that seems hard for us to display, feel or reveal to one another these days. Yet to be vulnerable, and share, seems one of the greatest sources of strength and courage humans have. By being vulnerable, which speaks to trusting, and inner strength, is a strong way to connect to ourselves and one another.

Being curious about one another, curious rather than afraid about how we might be different; can lead to an inspired energy to come together and solve what seems insurmountable. When we feel divided that energy isn’t there. We have choices in each moment and in each day to nurture and grow our common humanity.