Systems play a crucial role in shaping our lives and communities. Unfortunately, most systems we operate in today perpetuate inequality and injustice, yet we often accept them as the norm without question. It’s time to train our minds to observe these systems and evaluate whether they truly serve the highest good for all; This is Everyday Activism. By embracing balance, justice, and equality, we can challenge the status quo and create a better world for everyone.
We inherit our systems from those who came before us and are trained from birth to operate within systems, no questions asked. Therefore, the first step towards change is to question the systems surrounding us. We must challenge their fairness and consider whether they truly serve the well-being of all individuals and communities. By recognizing the flaws in these systems, we open ourselves up to the possibility of transformation and progress. Resist the belief that things are good enough and embrace the idea there is always a better way.
We can only do this by looking through the lens of balance. Balance encompasses fairness, equality, and the promotion of the highest good for all. If a system is imbalanced, favoring a “majority” while neglecting the needs of the “few,” it perpetuates inequality and injustice. By striving for balance, we create an environment where everyone has equal opportunities. No group is more significant simply because it is the greater number. We often operate in this way because we have the limiting belief that we can not serve everyone, that there is not enough. This is scarcity, and ideas of scarcity perpetuate scarcity behavior, creating a condition created by that mindset, not by the nature of Life. Life by nature is balanced. When we live in scarcity, we are out of harmony with the balance of Life. Disharmony with Life makes Life unsustainable.
Contrary to popular belief, it is possible to meet the needs of all individuals and maintain a just society. When we prioritize serving the needs of all, we uplift the entire community. Just as our physical well-being requires harmony within our whole bodies, societal well-being demands balance and justice for everyone.
Injustice serves no one. Inequality and injustice only serve to undermine collective well-being and hinder progress. When we allow injustice to persist, we create divisions and fractures within our society. We see this effect throughout history, yet we have not yet learned. When we neglect the needs of smaller communities, it creates injustice that compromises the well-being and stability of the whole. As contaminating one part of our body affects our overall health, allowing injustice in any aspect of our systems ultimately harms us all. It is in our collective interest and survival to root out injustice and create designs that honor the dignity and rights of every individual.
Creating systems that honor balance, justice, and equality is a collective responsibility and for our collective good. It requires a shift in mindset and a commitment to challenging the status quo. By actively questioning the systems, collaborating with other individuals and communities, and participating in and advocating for change, we become catalysts for progress. Together, we can build systems that support balance, equality, and a just world where all needs are considered and met and every individual’s well-being is valued.
Let us train our minds to critically observe the systems surrounding us and evaluate whether they support balance, justice, and equality. Let us use our collective voices and rise with and for one another to advocate for all people, our planet, prosperity, and peace. In doing so, we challenge the norms that perpetuate inequality and injustice. By embracing and co-creating a collective vision of a better future, we will create systems that serve the highest good for all. Remember, injustice serves no one, but a society built on justice and equality benefits everyone, creating a world that works for us all.