Reader comment on Clare Dakin's passage ...
On Jun 7, 2016 david doane wrote:|
My association to "liquid fire" is my feeling passionately about something to the extent that I am compelled to speak out about it no matter what others may say or think. Connecting to that liquid fire comes easy for me -- what is difficult is garnering the courage to stand up for what I see and believe. When I have, I have felt good about myself. When I haven't, I feel a deep regret that stays with me for a long time. I think of Margaret Mead saying "Never forget that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has." And Abbie Hoffman saying there is no such thing as an innocent bystander -- if you are a bystander, you're not innocent. My calling forth my liquid fire is fostered by reminding myself that I have a right and responsibility to express my viewpoint, my truth.