An invitation to hope and belonging

If we’re waiting for a specific person or group of people to ask us to join their group, then perhaps we’re setting our expectations too low.

As human beings, we are already a part of this astonishing living system that is our world.

We have a place here, now. And a role to play in its re-creation.

The invitation to actively belong is always open. And with it comes hope, which is released as we see the possibilities of our contributions.

Yet, it does take our being awake because we can’t sleepwalk our way forward.

May you travel in an awakened way,
Gathered wisely into your inner ground:
That you may not waste the invitations
Which wait along the way to transform you.

+ John O’Donohue, from For the Traveller, from Benedictus: A Book of Blessings

Because hope is a knowing and not just a feeling. And belonging is framed by the myriad of tiny threads of connection that exist, whether we can see them or not.

~ Part 2 of Diane Wyzga’s conversation with me on her podcast Stories from Women Who Walk: ‘How Quiet Disruptors Are Rearranging Our World for the Better’ is now available…