Many of my friends lives changed today. I woke up this morning to learn that the US supreme court legalized Gay Marriage across the United States. Whatever your beliefs are on the topic this court decision is important for everyone, not just homosexuals. Why is this decision important? It’s important because the marriage playing field is now even and it legitimizes love between homosexual couples, who will no longer be second class citizens in this arena. The US is taking strides toward love and not hate or discrimination. When we lead with pure love everyone wins and when equality wins we all win. When the rights of our fellow citizens or global citizen’s are challenged or denied it puts us all at risk, because the rights that we already have could be lost or minimized. As I continue to meditate on silence and accommodation, I am gaining a deep understanding of how beautiful the gift of voice is and understand that it is critical to use our voices for the greater good. It is because someone years ago decided to end their silence, speak up and challenge the status quo on gay marriage, women’s right to vote, segregation etc. that our fellow citizens now have equal opportunity in those arenas. There is too much pain and suffering in this world caused by the absence of pure love and the only way to end it, is to lead with pure love.
Published by Stephanie Marie
Stephanie Marie began practicing mindfulness, meditation, and yoga in 2013. Nine months into her practice, she found her voice and launch her Mindfulness blog, Illuminated Voice. She is a group facilitator, yoga teacher, empowerment coach, and founder of HeartSpace Circle. In her free time, she enjoys taking art classes, listening to music, exploring the city, and spending quality time with loved ones. Stephanie holds a B.A. in Human Communication from Arizona State University and studied improv, acting, filmmaking, and anything related to her passion, human connection. As a blogger Stephanie writes about the importance of vulnerability, listening to your inner voice, honoring yourself, and speaking your truth. View all posts by Stephanie Marie