Excerpt from Creating a Peaceful Life: Affirmations for Hope, Love, and Harmony (ISBN 978-1-300-67605-8, 343 pages, $1.99)
Evolution occurs on many levels. We evolve both as individuals and as groups. Individual evolution influences communal evolution and vice versa. If human beings are to progress as a species, individual and communal evolution must be in harmony.
In my activism, I have transformed from a revolutionary, to an evolutionary, to a visionary.
As a revolutionary, I was reactive. My focus was on destroying unjust hegemony.
As an evolutionary, I was complacent. My focus was on going with the natural flow.
As a visionary, I am proactive. My focus is on creating the world of my dreams.
Perhaps the next step will be for me to effectively integrate all three paradigms of activism, easily moving among them as called for by the situation.