Archimedes said “Give me a place to stand, and a lever long enough, and I will move the world.” The world needs to be moved. We don’t need to look far to see examples of people hurting each other with their tragic expressions of their unmet needs for connection. What else are stealing, rape, war, domestic abuse, workplace transgressions, corporate greed, and environmental destruction if not desperate and misguided efforts to get legitimate needs met?
Let’s change the world. What if we start the revolution with you and me? What if we start right here and learn better strategies to meet our needs for connection? What sort of a world do you want to live in? One with consent and empowerment? One with people standing for and in their values while standing in relationship to one another and the bigger context? One where people show up as themselves – no masks or armor – and they are welcomed and loved? Me too.
Your body is the place to stand. Your values are your place to stand. Your heart and your desires are your place to stand. The Loneliness Cure is the lever. Standing in your own body, in your own values, in your own life and applying these practices will let you move the world, will let you change the world.
To create and grow into a world that feels safe, nurturing, powerful, and empowering to you. That’s the invitation I’ve giving you right now. Open into your excitement. Choose how you want to engage. Trust your body. And perhaps find that you’re holding in your hands the lever that, when you apply it in your life, allows you to change the world.
I invite you to notice the nervousness you have about reaching out to me about the Loneliness Cure. Notice that your mind has the power to color the experience of your body. You can welcome and sit with that nervousness (or is it excitement?) and take it as an indication that this matters to you. You might not know what it is yet. You might not know what is here for you. It could change your life. It could enrich the life you already have. It could be huge. Worst case scenario – you have the opportunity to enjoy some quality touch, listening, and relaxation. You’ll get better acquainted with yourself and get to practice saying yes and saying no. Best case scenario, you find in your hands – in your body, heart, and mind – the lever that allows you to move the world. All you have to do is reach for it.