“No voice equals not choice. No choice equals no power. From now on I want to be heard.” ~ Dave C.
Without a voice we don’t have choice or power. Children are the members of society who often have no voice. Nearly all of us grow up to the tune of “Children should be seen and not heard” or some variation of that imperative. In our dysfunctional homes we learned that we, the children, had no say in what happened. The result was devastating.
Unless we take conscious issue with them, the crimes of the past repeat themselves in the present and future. It is quite possible to grow old and die marching along – blindly, silently, passively – to the same sad tune piped to us in our youth. But who says you and I should have no voice today? Need we still give those people from our past such power in our lives?
Not matter how timid, unsure, or frightened we feel, we must practice saying, “I am here. I count. This is what I think.” It is a wonderful, healthy thing to stand up and speak out. We all deserve to be heard.
Today, I thank God for the miracle of finding my own voice after being mute for so long.
~ Days of Healing, Days of Joy ~ Mar 5; HMS