By Lisa Cirincione, Senior Grantwriter at Joining Vision and Action
“How you do anything is how you do everything.”
That is a lesson that I learned from my favorite yoga teacher, and the phrase comes to mind every time I am doing something that challenges me. It’s good motivation for me to keep working so I maintain my own high standards and integrity.
The companion lesson that provides comfort during those periods of really hard work is that everything changes—rest will come. Impermanence is a reality that has a double edge for me, especially when I’m enjoying something that I don’t want to see come to an end. However, given today’s political climate, with the divisiveness and contempt that we show for each other, I am very glad this will come to an end.
In the meantime, each of us has a role to play in doing the work to help bring about the changes that will make the world more equitable and inclusive so all of us can thrive.
Joining Vision and Action is no stranger to working hard for social justice—it is why our company exists. Without exception, every staff member is actively working to improve their corner of the world by advocating for legislation, supporting candidates, registering voters, calling legislators, signing petitions, marching for causes and volunteering on projects that make people’s lives better. This work is a hallmark of civic participation, and we call on you to join us in making your voice heard through your words and your actions.
With midterm elections coming in November, the hard work is about to start in earnest. Now is the time that we need to gather our energy and work like we have never worked before.
So the next time that you feel tired of the fight to make the world better and want to take a break from your vigilance, remember that how you do anything is how you do everything and rest will come … change is coming.