The Space Between: Choose to win.

As we head into a big holiday season in America, and along with it, notable differences, struggles, and an undeniable precipice of change as a national community; an international community, immense choices are before us.
I’m not talking about party affiliation. This is not about religion or dogma. This is about the place that connects us all; the indisputable, unmistakable, unbreakable place where we MUST meet, whether we like it or not…
because we exist.
Whether we choose love, or choose fear, here, together, in this place we are together for the duration.
I am in front of you in line at the grocery store.  I see you sleeping on the street. I drive by the front gates of your housing community. You wave me on, kindly, in front of you in the line of traffic; or you cut me off, barely missing my front bumper, trying to shave a few seconds off your trip. You will live, and/or die, in the next house, the next room, the next bed, as will I, regardless of whether or not we reach out to each other. However, the world will be forever changed, like the mythical flap of that butterfly wing, depending on how we choose in that moment.
Every. Single. Time.
What are you doing to make positive change?
Can you look yourself in the mirror at the end of the day and know that you brought the best version of yourself into your world?
Can you look at yourself today and know that you will try again, in this moment, to be a better mother/father, sister/brother, daughter/son…friend…co-worker…boss?
Can you offer to yourself and others a newer version of yourself as a better American, a better human being, a better Earth inhabitant than you were yesterday?
In this moment, and every moment, in order to be that which you CAN be…that which you are surely ABLE to be…requires letting go of what and who you were before.
You must let go of what and who you are now…and jump off the edge of that precipice, open-hearted, into the liminal space that exists between every now…with total trust that whatever comes next from the external is what is meant to be in that moment.
Find confidence in the fact that wherever you land, or to wherever you fly, YOU are the one in charge of the YOU that shows up in that place; in that space. You are the one who has to make the change. Active, present, conscious.
Will you choose love? Will you shrink back with fear?
Will you look in my eyes and see our sameness? Or will you choose conflict and difference? Or will you choose not to see me at all?
No matter what you decide in this moment, keep in mind,
in the end love will always conquers fear.
The smallest light will always triumph even in the deepest darkness.
ALWAYS. So…choose to win.
Say it with me now…know it in your heart…
as you take a look at yourself and make a change:
Love always wins…and so it goes.

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