I get it. You're pissed, scared, sad and confused. I know. Woke up this morning with my head in my hands, my body shocked and sick. So here was the inner dialogue that I heard loud and clear in my head (make sure you read it with a thick Jersey accent)..."Go ahead. Take your time. Cry it out. Then get the fuck out of bed, fluff up your hair, and get the fuck to work!! You want to know if yoga really works? This is the time you'll find out, and you're going to need every tool you have not to meet fear with fear and hate with hate. So, I have a big question for you. It's a question I've heard you ask countless people for countless years. Can you love now? Can you?? Well, you had better, because that is what the world needs right now. It doesn't need you frozen. It doesn't need you defeated. It doesn't need you passive. It needs you engaged! It needs you kind! It needs you present! So take that breath, get the fuck out of bed, do whatever you have to do to process this shit and be that love!!!!" (Yes, I know, my inner voice is kind of intense, but it gets me moving!). You see, in the big scheme of things my life won't really change all that much, but there are a lot of people, including my friends of color, immigrants, the disabled, LBGTQ, Muslims, and many others who for them this "win" means life and death. This "victory" supports the very racism, sexism, genderism, misogyny, etc that has oppressed them for too long. For them, they wake up this morning facing an uncertain future, fear of violence and unimaginable confusion and pain. Nope. Not okay. So we have work to do to right this ship. The people have spoken and I will respect that. That is democracy. But I will challenge the status quo. I will continue to put my progressive values forward. I will participate in creating change. This is a time to engage, to act, to be heard!! We need to heal as a community, that's for sure. We need to face the fear and hopelessness we are feeling. Let's do that. Then let's come together and work even harder to continue to do the practical and spiritual work that we need to do to create a free, fair, safe, loving and peace filled world for ALL!!! #canyoulovenow #wegotthis"
See also Seane Corn on Social Justice Game Changers