Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Youth Engagement

Today’s youth are getting their motivation and inspiration from within.

More likely, it is just becoming more apparent to the older generations.

Taking the tools of social media and social engagement, the accomplishments of youth are very powerful.

They have registered large number of new voters and this has had a significant effect on the mid-term elections.

Youth are cherishing their power to vote and using it in a unified way.

They see clearly the corruption which has gradually overtaken the will of the people and they are turning it around amidst substantial opposition.

Empowered by the intelligent and comprehensive use of resources, young lives are generating better policy for all of us.

It is the help many have been waiting for and it is contagious.

Th early policies, even poorly enforced, have allowed more people to participate in voting.

They have allowed students to interact with all races, religions, and cultures.

Normal friendships have evolved.

People are able to see and experience ordinary friendships across racial and cultural ties.

This allows a consolidation of interests in policies which benefit everyone, even those who are locked in a long-held tradition of racism.

The current which is now running is one of compassion for all of us.

Even the ignorance of a small world view is having to give way to one which allows all of us to create the resources to take care of ourselves.

© 2018 Kathryn Hardage

Friday, November 16, 2018

Hearing And Acting

The young people are hearing and acting on the ideas which are most important for their generation.

No longer will they let the selfish corporate interests take away their freedom to grow up in safety and to live well.

They are unifying and empowering themselves through social media.

They are connecting directly with the power of voting.

They are acting with intelligent dispatch.

They are sensitive to the needs of others and are working with each other to create better government.

Their mentoring is coming from within their own communities.

They know what to do and they are doing it.

It is a remarkable thing to observe the awareness with which they are imbued and the compassion which they are expanding all around them.

Youth and idealism and practical action are a formidable strength.

We are seeing the ideals which empower youth and the egregious suffering which they have seen so young combine into effective action.

They are sharing their trust with each other, and reshaping the institutions which have failed them.

They are working within the law to break up the sickness which selfishness and greed have turned loose upon even the young.

The desire to express the ideals with which they have been educated is turning into powerful and effective action.

This whole movement has begun from grief and trauma and is being enacted with dispatch to relieve suffering.

I stand in awe.

© 2018 Kathryn Hardage

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Speak Up to Protect

Most of us grow up with a desire to nurture and protect what is close to us.

It may be family, it may be Nature, it may be a cause that we are involved in.

We must make sure our voices are heard in cases where there are infringements.

No where is this more evident than in today’s politics, so more and more of us are speaking up to protect, defend, and expand the practice of democracy.

The feeling of crisis as we see commercial and corporate interests taking away physical safety, as well as food, water and ecological safety is extreme.

So, many groups and individuals have become involved as we take part in correcting egregious practices.

We are all valuable and precious in our appreciation of our freedoms.

We are all valuable and precious in what we have to contribute to civilization and society.

In order to make those contributions, we must be free to live and to vote.

Our decision-making ability is most harmonious through unrestricted voting for all members of our communities.

Without a peaceful method of making our voices heard, more stringent methods become inevitable.

By releasing all to vote and respecting and valuing their right to do so, we create a society which is fair and balanced.

Such a society can progress within and without.

Such a society can address problems with solutions to benefit all of us.

The narrow-minded thinking of greed is trying to erode the benefits of a representative government for such a pitiable reason, personal control of resources.

Such selfish motives have no place in a democracy which exists to benefit all her people.

I am grateful to hear so many voices speaking up to protect and defend all of us.

© 2018 Kathryn Hardage


Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Tremendous Opportunity

The tremendous opportunity reaching out in front of young people is unprecedented.

The glory of unified action through voting and social media has expanded beyond any previous generation.

Conscious stewardship of the earth, both within and without national borders, complements the power behind idealism.

The desire for universal good health and the ability to live with dignity is a vision of this new youth.

Striding together, youth leadership has articulated these values in a clear way.

It is an enormous privilege to watch this movement take place.

Practical and safe goals have led the way, taking away the greed of leadership in the previous generation.

Thank goodness the unbounded greed has overstepped its borders and is able to be routed.

Let this generation move forward with their energy and skill to build a world with dignity for everyone.

© 2018 Kathryn Hardage

Friday, August 10, 2018

A Completely New Direction

The new generation is collectively becoming conscious of local and world events in a completely different way from previous generations.

There is an ability to identify as a group with what is happening in the world and to take power through communication.

The ability to related to others through cooperation is a new recent trend in American culture.

After generations promoting independence, we are seeing a new kind of interdependence.

Awareness of the cost of consumption is guiding major life decisions.

Growing up with the desire to see a greener planet is influencing home practices from elementary school on up.

Careers based on biosphere consciousness are emerging.

The speed of communication is allowing rapid support for causes. 

Fund raising can be practiced by the very young.

Idealism can gain support and be put into action quickly.

It is empowering to see the attraction and support of this idealism.

Suddenly, the power of the vote is being engaged as this generation becomes of age.

There is strong resistance to the destructive environmental practices of the past.

There is increasing awareness of the self-serving and well-funded efforts against the public good.

There are increasing movements to improve, restore, and expand what serves the public good.

The energy of idealism combined with the real and personal tragedies this generation is facing is producing a powerful political and economic force.

It is a worthy battle.

© 2018 Kathryn Hardage

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Knowing How to Be Alone

Without the input of opinions and media harassment, there is a place to be utterly alone.

Alone is the most precious space imaginable.

In it, you can hear yourself.

Your Self is that unique commitment and combination of ideas which constitute who you are.

These ideas constitute your identity and purpose.

You can never hear them amidst all the noise around you.

They only come from within.

They come from the quiet listening which you do until you feel the peace of certainty, and then you know it.

You know what to do.

You know when to do it.

You easily connect with how to do it.

Resources appear right in front of you.

You are compelled to act.

You don’t feel whole until you complete your art, your project, your organization.

Your unlimited purpose shines through the work that only you can do.

Being alone gives you the reference point you need at any time along the way.

It is here.


© 2018 Kathryn Hardage

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Live With Great Conviction

You can see what works and what does not.

You can see the trends which have brought us to where we are now.

You can see your place in it.

Find out what is working for you.

If nothing is working for you, begin to create it.

Live with the conviction of what it is that lets you expand your sense of life as good.

Feel the deep peace within you and let it be your guide to what is right and most effective.

Live to release the powerful good within you.

Your ideas are valid and are taking shape.

Your individuality flows forth and shapes the world around you.

You have undeniable grace.

Your life is the power of forgiveness and the desire to rise from the very beginning.

Leave the debris of confusion at your feet.

There is right motivation and right action to support you in your every step.

Yours is a precious heart and from it flows immense power.

You are creating a new way to live in the world, one which includes respect for every one.

Your life is both individual and inclusive.

Your power permeates the whole world.

© 2018 Kathryn Hardage