Moving Forward: Insight From The Next Generation

Moving Forward

Raghu’s latest podcasts have all had some focus on the coming sea change of government administrations.

He has talked to spiritual luminaries like Sharon Salzberg, Lama Tsultrim Allione and Ram Dass about how to handle the reactiveness many of us feel in this moment in time as well as doing any social action in a conscious way. But it took a six-year-old child to come up with a real plan for moving forward!

Seeing as our youth stand to bare the impact of today’s actions, we thought it only fitting to check in with a kid, to gain some fresh insight and also shine a light on how children are feeling at this time. Zoey Markus’ (disclaimer- she is Raghu’s grand-daughter) intuitive smarts and playfulness is a solid reminder for us all, that we need to elicit the best from our leaders through our hopes and intentions, without losing site of the problems we see before us. She zeros in on the simple things that are fundamental to creating a more equitable and loving society: feeling safe, being nice, protecting water and gun safety.

As we are moving forward into this new year, let’s look to the authentic hope and ingenuity that children possess as guideposts on how we want our society to function, with the ease, health and safety we all deserve.

“To offer no resistance to life is to be in a state of grace, ease, and lightness. This state is then no longer dependent upon things being in a certain way, good or bad. It seems almost paradoxical, yet when your inner dependency on form is gone, the general conditions of your life, the outer forms, tend to improve greatly. Things, people, or conditions that you thought you needed for your happiness now come to you with no struggle or effort on your part, and you are free to enjoy and appreciate them – while they last. All those things, of course, will still pass away, cycles will come and go, but with dependency gone, there is no fear of loss anymore. Life flows with ease.” – Eckhart Tolle

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