I can’t help but wonder how many times in my life I have known the right thing to do or say and have remained silent. I probably don’t want to know the number of times I have run away when a moment gets awkward or I feel uncomfortable.
“Whatever light neglects, darkness invades.”
These words echo in me. We all want better tomorrows, stronger communities, less violence… But I wonder how many times when there is good to be done, we just choose to remain on the sideline… We may feel too insignificant to help bring real change. Maybe we feel our voice doesn’t hold enough weight. Or maybe we feel like our personal lives are too busy to get involved in helping bring solutions to issues that aren’t affecting us day in and day out.
I’m not sure what mind games you fight or what holds you back from stepping out and stepping up, but I’m convinced there is actually bigger risk in choosing to do nothing.
When we aren’t intentionally kind, the world will default to hate. When we aren’t intentionally patient, our world will gravitate toward running over each other. When we aren’t intentionally grateful, we will begin to believe we have been dealt the wrong hand and start to covet what others have.
If we would truly like to experience life, and I’m sure you would, then we must live a life that is proactive and not reactive. Abundant life resides in the conscious decision to walk toward the darkness and be the light in that space. Abundant life resides in the conscious decision to walk toward the desert and believe you can plant a garden there.
By: Benji Block