You never know how brave you are until you take a risk.
It feels like we are being born into a painful time. But we have been put here for a purpose, and once you understand that, everything that’s going on doesn’t seem so arbitrary, and then your whole being can engage with it: mind, soul, heart, body.
Activism must be something you do, not who you are. Something you do out of a strong sense of self. People need rituals, to hold them and say: “This is me!” Extinction Rebellion has been a great initiation ritual. I’ve seen women who, were quite mousy and uncertain, become transformed into absolutely magnificent women!
I think that’s true for me; I didn’t know how brave I was until I joined Extinction Rebellion, and got arrested.
The government will never be justified in arresting a lot of activists. In the long term it will be seen for what it is: silencing the voice of reason and truth. Governments who don’t take climate change seriously will be the villains of the storyLinda