Carolyn and Molly Young Brown, co-author with Joanna Macy of Coming Back To Life: The Work That Reconnects talks about the role of conscious people and conscious elders in activism. Conscious activism compels us to ally with indigenous people and all oppressed beings and allow ourselves to be taught by them. Until we do so, we will only be an "I" and not a "we." In addition, we cannot be conscious activists unless we are willing to utilize our emotions as a doorway to more skillful activism. Working with our emotions deepens our connection with our allies and allows us to view our adversaries with respect, compassion, and discernment.
October 3, 2016