Today, I Make my Voice Count
It doesn’t make me ‘feel good’ to stick my neck out online and let my voice be heard. There are many people who don’t want to hear my voice so often I have to deal with the backlash. Because of my PTSS, speaking out can give me hypertension, night mares and sometimes make me physically ill. However, I also get corroborating support from kindred spirits that help me continue to heal and give me courage to move forward. My hope is that I do the same for them.
The Social Responsibility of Our Voices
Regardless, I believe it is my social responsibility to take these actions via social media to support myself and others who seek a better life for themselves and their communities than they had the day before.
I have accepted fear as a part of life – specifically the fear of change. I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says, “turn back.” – Erica Jong
To Remain Silent is to Let the Perpetrators Win
To ignore a loveless act by quieting our voice doesn’t make it go away. The attitude of “they’re going to do it anyway” is to allow the bully to continue to push us around. We who still hold the value of love in our hearts must do what we can, no matter how small, to bring the light of love to those who have lost it.
We are all team mates on this journey. It is a cosmic conscientiousness that grows stronger with each new positive thought. It doesn’t take a higher education degree nor belief in a particular religious dogma to spread light and love among those we care about and to whom we want to offer a level of enlightenment they might not otherwise receive from another source.
I pray for bullies. I am pro-kindness. I am a work in progress. If you are all or one of these things, you can come sit by me anytime.