Change the world for the better from your very best, unreasonable, unquenchable self!
Hello to you listening in Bromma, Stockholm, Sweden! Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is Stories From Women Who Walk with 60 Seconds for Thoughts on Thursday and your host, Diane Wyzga.
I look at what is falling apart around us and I wonder, “Really? Is this the best we can do?” I seek to put aside how I feel so I can better listen, ask questions, and begin what will be a very long process of gentle defiance. And, maybe not so gentle. When I stand for something I will not fall for just anything. And today there is a lot of nonsense that can trip us up, and make us want to quit.
As my dear friend and colleague, Brandi Heather reminds me, “Never, ever, quit, as unreasonable as it seems!”
Someone else who did not quit, as unreasonable as that seemed, was Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) a prominent Lutheran pastor, and a most complicated figure in German history. First as an ally and then an outspoken public foe of Adolf Hitler Niemöller spent the last seven years of Nazi rule in concentration camps. He is perhaps best remembered for his postwar words, “First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a socialist. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a trade unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.”
Question: What if we don’t do what’s reasonable? What if we act from that place where we are our very best, unreasonable, unquenchable selves? What if we proceed until apprehended? Starting right here, right now!
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Stories From Women Who Walk Production Team
Podcaster: Diane F Wyzga & Quarter Moon Story Arts
Music: Mer’s Waltz from Crossing the Waters by Steve Schuch & Night Heron Music