It can be difficult to speak truth to power. Circumstances, however, have made doing so increasingly necessary.
There is power in confronting your fears. In knowing what it is you fear above all, you can prevent it from becoming your reality. There are always choices.
Sometimes we have to soak ourselves in the tears and fears of the past to water our future gardens. Wisdom grows not by sitting in peace and solitude in meditation, but by confronting the storms of the past, and studying what triggered them so that we can prevent them from happening again.
As we encounter each other, we see our diversity — of background, race, ethnicity, belief – and how we handle that diversity will have much to say about whether we will in the end be able to rise successfully to the great challenges we face today.