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INNER WORK FOR SOCIAL CHANGE ARTISTS
The noble work of social activists has always been vitally important to our well-being as individuals and as a society.
Now more than ever, we need to recognize, honor, and support those activists whose work we depend upon for our survival. Not only our own lives but the life of the planet depends upon it.
Most activists are also visionaries who have seen across the gap between the way the world is and the way it could be. If you are such an activist, there have probably been moments when you could feel what it would be like to live in that world. Such feelings can be fleeting. They can vanish. Yet they are also a kind of superpower.
By tuning into those feelings and exploring their deepest nature, we can make them come alive. This is true liberation and empowerment even in the midst of struggle.
This is Living Arts Wisdom for activists, continuing in the tradition of activists who, through the ages, have developed deep resources for inspiration and truth power.
Throughout history, activists have taken on the most daunting challenges of their time: war, slavery, oppression, exploitation, genocide, human rights violations, racism, misogyny, the oppression of LGBTQ people, and now ecocide.
Activists are human beings with their own aspirations, needs, and vulnerabilities which are seldom adequately met by social support.
They suffer from stress, trauma, burnout, compassion fatigue, edge states, and lack of emotional and material support.
By recognizing and acting upon such challenges, activists bring about major advances in human well-being, especially through confronting toxic power, and thus advance the evolution of consciousness, relationship, and culture.
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