Sometimes finding feminist meaning and peace of mind in my every day life can be difficult. I spend a lot of time thinking about oppression and how it affects my life and the lives of those around me. However, I still need to decompress. I still need to find a way to live and a way to have meaning in my daily life. It’s a part of survival.
The Fifth Agreement is a book that I just read on personal freedom and sequel to the best seller The Four Agreements. I read this book this morning over a cup of coffee, a morning ritual I’ve come to enjoy since completing all my coursework. While reading, I couldn’t help but mark down some quotations that inspired me and caused me to think more deeply about spirituality, psychology and existence.
As an activist, one of the most important questions we can ask is “What can I do with all this information?” Reading books like this and internalizing these philosophies, thinking about how they can be incorporated into activism can be revolutionary. Additionally, thinking in this way can lead to an overall more positive life filled with self-love and self care.
So that’s what this post is dedicated to: self-love, self-care and revolutionizing our world through doing so.