When I approach the blank page I go blank.
Except that I have so much to say.
I’ve witnessed too much injustice to just sit here and be silent.
Where do I even begin?
I have to remember that the weight doesn’t have to fall just on my shoulders.
When I close my eyes the thing that I want to share most is that our world needs more activation.
During this time of year I am hearing everyone gripe about the pressure of having to buy shit for Christmas.
I mean, how much more SHIT do we actually need?
Why not take all that money and time and energy and put it towards some good.
Call up the local food bank and donate food or time or lend a hand to serve a hot meal to someone who needs it.
There’s no reason to contribute to the evil empire of consumerism and capitalism any further.
Turn black friday into black dress day and go out and dance.
Dance out your toxins, your sins, let loose your monkey mind and let it doe the waltz with your inner child.
Discharge that shit.
Turn cyber Monday into meditation Monday.
Sit and be still.
Put off your to-do list until tomorrow.
Take your puppy into the forest and down the gulch and jump in some salt water with nothing else on but goggles and fins.
Get naked in the sea.
Turn giving Tuesday into something you do not just on one day a year but everyday.
Give, give in some way everyday even if it’s just a smile or a conversation or ride to a hitch hiker.
Stop looking at your damn phone all the time.
Your neck is craning and aching from all that looking down.
By the time you’re 40 you’re gonna need a neck brace to keep your head on your shoulders.
Stop swiping left and swiping right, instead start skipping through the jungle and listen to the bird song with your whole being.
Stop wasting time scrolling through Facebook
and Instagram longing for another life
Create your life.
Sign up for a class in something you would never imagine doing.
Go free diving.
Learn to spin pottery on a wheel.
Join the collective underground and go into the trenches until you unveil your deeper voice.
Take your hands and rough them up.
In the garden, climbing a tree, or embedded in pastry dough.
Go into a prison and offer your heart.
Offer your wisdom.
Shed some light into the dark.
The world needs more candles lit and sage burned and bonfires and skinny dipping and cliff diving and singing in the shower.
So go. Activate.
Stop staring at your blank page.
Get your soles of your feet on the ground
And make some shit happen.
DO IT NOW.