22 November 2011

Occupy the light : The Revolution Is Love

Occupy Wall Street, The Revolution Is Love.
Charles Einstein, Sacred Economics

I usually don't write posts having to do with politics here, I post my photos and talk about art but, lately it seems hard to focus on anything else but following the recent Occupy events. The students at UC Davis, Scott Olsen, Zuccotti Park... It's painful watching what's happening to these liberty fighters. I find it hard to believe that some people think things are fine the way they are. How can they be so blind? We're headed to a dangerous place economically but more importantly we're walking a very serious line morally. 

I'm proud of the peaceful protests and excited by the powerful current moving through the world inspiring; conversation, critical thinking and compassion. I hope I can teach my son to have integrity, to speak up against injustice, to have the heart and mind to truly listen to other people's opinions and a never ending desire to love. I believe this is where the future lies. Perhaps this revolution is one of love and light. I sign my blog posts, letters and emails with "love and light" and I mean it every time, it's my heart's most simple message... to care about the world around me and light the world with love. This revolution may be a quieter one, but it's extremely important. I'll continue to Occupy the Light, pray for those on the front lines of the occupy movement and most importantly pass this on to the next generation.

Love and Light,

Levi's Go Fourth.
Poem: The Laughing Heart by Charles Bukowski
Music: Anjos by Juliana Barwick.

Your life is your life
don't let it be clubbed into dank submission.
be on the watch.

there are ways out.
there is light somewhere.
there may not be much light
but it beat the darkness.
be on the watch.

the gods will offer you chances.
know them.
take them.

you can't beat death but 
you can beat death in life, sometimes.

and the more often you learn to do it
the more light there will be.

your life is your life.
know it while you have it.

you are marvelous.
the gods wait to delight
in you.