It’s both. It’s alway both. If you read the essay again you’ll discover the following connector between those two seemingly dichotomous missives, “But we are not done just yet. To expel conflict in the external world, we must first expel it internally.”
Thank you, Sherrie. You keep me going. I wasn’t sure if people were ready for this piece yet… I’m sure many aren’t. But I’m thrilled to see many are engaging in the same line of thinking. We are on the precipice; change is happening faster than we understand.
It’s a constant process of reflection, determination, and gentleness. Every time you’re stuck, remind yourself who benefits from you not loving yourself properly … Capitalism! also known as the force that’s destroying the planet. Self-love is radical resistance against climate change and bigotry. You got this. Keep going. xo