“We are the ones we’ve been waiting for!”
Today (Tuesday, Dec. 27th) is the second day of Kwanzaa which focuses on Kujichaguli (meaning self-determination in Swahili). This principle of Kwanzaa focuses on an inner commitment to practice and develop ourselves instead of letting the world do that for us. And this principle leads us into Week 7 of our journey as we navigate the commitment of living justly.
You’ve probably heard me say before, “we are the ones we’ve been waiting for!”
Something I’ve observed over the years is that one of the biggest reasons human beings fight and oppress one another is over race. I truly believe if we can disrupt racism and make choices based on fairness and equality, we will clear the way to resolve related issues such as poverty, discrimination, housing, xenophobia, homophobia, transphobia and onwards!
Just like we take our vitamins in the morning, we can make choices everyday toward justice, fairness and equality.
This week is all about living justly.
Journal all week moments where you chose justice and observe how it makes you feel, changes the world around you and perhaps makes the world a brighter place, too.
Here are a few questions for our prompt this week:
How would you define justice?
What does equality look like to you?
How can you make choices daily that embody justice and equality?
How will you commit to living justly every day with fierce love?
What does a daily regimen of choosing justice, fairness and equality look like to you?
Don’t forget that we have 3 ways to connect throughout each week!