Power is relative. No one of us can bring about change by ourselves. But for each of us, our part is vital.
To start, so many are burdened by the everyday sacrifices that come with oppression. That’s where we must understand that there is no liberation unless it is collective liberation.
We can choose to see the work of planetary liberation as a burden. On some days, it might feel that way—especially if we think we are in it alone. Or we can accept it as a holy bond, one that tethers us together to the wider realm of nature. We can expand our view of family, who we are fighting for, from insular to all-encompassing. We can understand it all as service, what some might say is the highest calling. We can remember that to sacrifice is to make sacred.
if you thinking about yourself as the embodiment of space time, then you can begin to understand how your evolution/growth expands and bends the fabric of space and time within you and thus around you.
“Community is what we fight for. Three reasons why community is at the heart: It is at the heart of human history and most of human organizing. It is at the heart of ecological existence. We are members of a community and the day we forget that, all the violence starts. And the third is, as systems collapse, as the pandemic shuts down so much, all you have is community—both the community of the Earth and your social human community.”
-Dr. Vandana Shiva