"Aware of my desire to love and of the possibility of building Paradise upon this precious blue Planet, I commit my life to this sacred work. I will to live as an agent of transformation. I will help in the building of a new world of justice, equality, peace, and liberation for everyone, everywhere."
Most of those persons who are either in --or seeking -- positions of political, religious, economic, or cultural power seem to be devoid of a "what if" vision of transformation... most seem to be small-minded agents of hidden masters. If you were to give serious, sustained, attention to what these persons are saying and / or writing, I believe that most people of good will would shudder in disgust! These folks have nothing to say! They offer nothing that would even tend us toward our great possibilities!
So why do we keep showing up? Why do we keep dropping our wages into their collection baskets? Why do we keep paying them to trash our planet? Dorothy Day used to say that "perseverance is the greatest of all virtues". I disagree! Sure, it means a whole-heck-of-a-lot to keep showing up in one's daily life and doing one's very best, but this planet is ready for a "whole-lotta-love" to show up as courage! We need, right now, the courage to say a big collective "No" to every single lie or manipulation of the agents of Power. We need, right now, the courage to say a big collective "Yes" to policies and theologies of transformation into peace, justice, equality, sustainability, and beauty all about this precious blue Planet!
Your life -- your heart -- is sacred!
Only you can give it the wings of courage to join in the One Love transformation of this Planet! Will you?
Robert Daniel Smith was privileged to serve the homeless and marginalized for 30 years in Salinas, California. Together with his wife, Michelle, they founded an intentional community called the 'Companions of the Way', also in Salinas. Robert and Michelle are community organizers, Catholic Worker renegades, sacred activists, writers, poets, artists, Divine Mother devotees, and practitioners of Kriya Yoga as taught by Rev. Ellen Grace O'Brian of the Center for Spiritual Enlightenment. Michelle is also a Montessori public school teacher. Robert is also an ordained Interfaith Minister.