22-119 Grassroots

Today’s Mandala

“All change starts
with a distant rumble
at the grassroots level.” 

— Tom Coburn

“The right to happiness is fundamental.”

— Anna Pavlova

“The more one does and sees
and feels, the more one is able to do,
and the more genuine may be
one’s appreciation of fundamental things
like home, and love, and
understanding companionship.”

— Amelia Earhart

Today’s MotD asks us to go to our core, the deepest parts of ourselves, to the fundamentals regarding who we are, what we want, and why we want it. Our challenge becomes stripping away years of beliefs, conditioning, rules, and other such veils that block access to our fundamental being-ness. In all things, that’s where we need to start. What’s going on outside of ourselves takes care of itself when we take a grassroots approach to “knowing thyselves”.

For instance if we’re in a position where we feel like we have to constantly justify ourselves, we will take on behaviors of defensiveness, resentment, and anger (to name a few). When we work through and embrace that we have just as much right to be here as everyone else (not that we’re better than anyone else, just equally justified in being here), we will take on behaviors related to confidence, strength, and clarity of self. People will react to us accordingly; the outside experience changes because we changed some fundamental beliefs about ourselves.

“To know thyself
is the beginning of wisdom.“

— Socrates


The Mandala Lady

btw…started with this…


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