Have you heard?!
It's time to read 'Emergent Strategy' by adrienne maree brown. I bought my copy at Source Bookseller on Cass. The quotes below are from the book, which I've found to be a resonant verbalization of the lifestyle of love, justice, and togetherness-seeking that grabbed me and keeps me grounded here in my life in Detroit.
"If the goal was to increase the love, rather than winning or dominating a constant opponent, I think we could actually imagine liberation from constant oppression. We would suddenly be seeing everything we do, everyone we meet, not through the tactical eyes of war, but through eyes of love. We would see that there's no such thing as a blank canvas, an empty land or a new idea - but everywhere there is complex, ancient, fertile ground full of potential."
"our generation must walk the spiritual path that is available to us only in this time, with its own unique combination of wisdom and creation."
"Imagination is shaped by our entire life experience, our socialization, the concepts we are exposed to, where we fall in the global hierarchies of society."
Maya Angelou's 'On the Pulse of Morning':
"Each new hour holds new chances
For new beginnings.
Do not be wedded forever
To fear, yoked eternally
The horizon leans forward,
Offering you space to place new steps of change."
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