I’ve found it easier to go out on the street and take action than to have the difficult conversations with friends and colleagues. It’s a way of communicating how much you love, and how much you care.
Then doubt comes in: are you actually going to achieve anything? Is the task too big? Then it coms back to being yourself: acting in a way that feels authentic. there’s value in that whatever the ends.
When I think about why I’m taking action; when I put myself in the uncomfortable space of being aware of the injustice of the system we live, in, I often find memories from my childhood come up, and stuff about processing grief too:
As a child, you instinctively understand that you’re part of Nature, and inseparable from Nature. And the destruction of Nature horrifies you.
We have to un-learn that to fit in with our culture. And rediscovering that has made space in my life for grieve, and to connect with those feelings. Taking direct action is also a good way of processing a log of anger I have. Most of it is righteous anger at people making billions of pounds at the expense of terrible destruction, that they know is happening.Peter