Hanging on our bathroom wall upstairs….
Soul Matters has this to say about resistance.
“Let’s start with the complexity.
Sometimes resistance involves bravely picking up a picket sign; other times it asks us to courageously put down our masks and expose who we really are. Sometimes it involves defeating the enemy; other times it’s a matter of noticing that treating them as the enemy defeats us all.
Resistance certainly takes the form of speaking the truth to power, but often what the world needs even more is for us to speak the truth in love.”
Bob and I are building a collection of water color prints from a company in Iowa called ‘StoryPeople’. (For more on them see the reflection about the Pirate Crayons.) I have discovered that the family company has split due to a very long and acrimonious divorce resulting with splitting into two competitive forces. For a long while I was very broken up about the whole thing.
These color prints have gotten me through some very dark times in my life and have brought me moments of deep and sincere joy. Yet, knowing that the family I have trusted with my fragility cannot even hold itself together shattered my sense of well being. Surely one entity is the enemy and the other is the hurt party? Surly one side is at fault and the other side is due recompense? Surely, now that I know the group is split I can no longer trust anything either party says.
I can resist that finality of judegment and see that what I have are two hurting groups that are trying to pick up their lives and put one foot in fron of the other? I can continue to speak my truth in love and support of these two hurting people?