Beautiful & Powerful Poem

Beautiful & Powerful Poem

I have recently discovered Drew Dellinger, speaker, poet, activist, writer, and founder of Planetize The Movement. He has written an exquisite poem, shared below:

"it’s 3:23 in the morning

and I’m awake

because my great great grandchildren

won’t let me sleep

my great great grandchildren

ask me in dreams

what did you do while the planet was plundered?

what did you do when the earth was unraveling?

surely you did something

when the seasons started failing?

as the mammals, reptiles, birds were all dying?

did you fill the streets with protest

when democracy was stolen?

 

what did you do

once

you

knew?"

Poem reprinted with the permission of Drew Dellinger  

"Democracy is one of the

deep spiritual challenges of our times".

Drew Dellinger

 

When we contemplate the basic non-dual philosophy so eloquently taught by Douglas Brooks:

"I’m not you, I’m something like you, I’m nothing but you"

… in that light democracy is indeed seen as a deep spiritual challenge.

Thought-provoking questions:

  • What can we do individually & collectively to reclaim our democracy and our earth?
  • How can we explore our individual and collective dharma, our sacred duty, in this challenging situation?

 

Here’s one option:

Participate in getting money out of politics!

 

Here’s another option:

Participate locally or in person

in the People’s Climate March in NYC on Sept. 21, 2014

Be part of this truly global event!

Link for Yoga and Spirituality

 

Watch, discuss, and share DISRUPTION, the movie about climate & the People’s March in NYC on Sept. 21, 2014.

VOTE in the upcoming elections, no matter how jaded you’ve become about your effectiveness …

ENCOURAGE EVERYONE you know to VOTE

Now is THE TIME.  Let’s rise to our historical challenge!

 

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