The quote above is so apt for me. In an effort to be an activist, to implement change I have somewhat got caught up in the things that don’t even matter.
While its important to look at change from every angle and area in our lives, it is important not to lose track of what is really important. I find myself doing this sometimes, when someone says something slightly problematic i bring out my claws ready to draw blood. I have to remember that not everyone understands the reasons or history behind their actions and or speech and therefore it is not the individual I should be attacking but the systems that create such an individual. So I retract my claws and retreat… no blood today.
I find myself doing this in my personal relationships too. Sometimes in an effort to correct a loved one I end up hurting them, something are just not worth that. Its hard to retreat but its lesson in discipline and I’m happy I have recognized this. My hope is that as I continue to focus on the areas that matter the most, I will start to see improvement in other areas as well.
I’m learning to pick my battles wisely, good things take time and focus 🙂