Hip-hop artist Prince Ea sits in the rubble of a home in St. Louis and tells us “the world is coming to an end.” He paints a picture that could end with despair, but inspires us instead with a wholehearted challenge:

Instead of trying to change others, we can change ourselves.
We can change our hearts…

Once we truly LOVE we will meet
anger with sympathy
hatred with compassion
cruelty with kindness.

Love is the most powerful weapon on the face of the earth.

Robert Kennedy once said that
few will have the greatness to bend history
but each of us can work to change a small portion of events.
And in the total of all those acts
will be written the history of a generation.
So yes, the world is coming to an end
and the path towards a new beginning starts within you.

When it feels like the world is coming to an end, or you’re facing the end of an era in your life, what would shift if you thought of that end as a beginning? A beginning that starts within you?

It takes courage to love, to “change our hearts,” as he says.
It takes courage to say something should end and to do something about it.
It takes courage to “change a small portion of events.”
It takes courage to start the change within you.

Take courage.

Warm regards,

Terry Chadsey
Executive Director

P.S. You can discover your own courage by attending a Courage & Renewal program.


 

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