Reasons are excuses in fancy dress.

Our thinking minds are AMAZING at finding evidence to support our beliefs, no matter what they are.

Your crazy is someone’s else’s truth.

Your truth is someone else’s crazy.

Both are right and wrong and everything in between. They just are.

We all live the consequences of our choices.

Individually and collectively.

Our choices are influenced by our unconscious bias, beliefs and conditioning.

When they’re made consciously (or as consciously as we can) they are made according to our values.

From this place we allow ourselves to live in integrity. And that kind of alignment feels like freedom, regardless of our circumstances.

Either way, we live those out the consequences of our choices, and we learn from them.

And no one can assure us our choices are ‘right’ because no one knows how our lives, or the world at large, will unfold.

That is the uncertainty of living, and it has always been that way.

Sometimes the consequences of our choices will seem unfair. They very well might be. The world isn’t run on ideals of fairness or justice.

Whatever that brings up for us needs to be felt. Whatever that inspires us to champion for, great. Create more of what you want to see in the world, that’s your opportunity.

We get to choose how we show up in the world.

How we honour and support ourselves and each other.

How we engage and connect.

When we focus on the things within our own control, instead of tying to control each other, we step back into our true power.

We feel safe to be embodiment in the moment to moment lived experience, and to trust that what we decide to be right for us, whatever that ‘right’ ends up looking like.

So read, listen, talk, engage with whatever and whoever it is you want to.

But remember that no one is free from influence and bias - no leader, no expert, no one.

So check in with your own inner compass and take from why you engage with the parts that resonate for you.

People will try to convince you of whatever they have convinced themselves. But it’s up to you to decide what is right.

That is what personal responsibility comes down to.

And we cannot be responsible to each other without first taking responsibility for ourselves.