“Each time a person stands up for an idea, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, these ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.”
~ Robert F. Kennedy, speaking in Capetown, South Africa, June 6, 1966
In the spirit of Independence Day, celebrated in the U.S. yesterday, and linked to an ongoing theme here at Sophia’s Children, I found myself dipping back into some past musings, journal notes, blog posts, and this (and other) insights spoken by Bobby Kennedy arose to share, along with several from his contemporaries, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Thomas Merton.
This very Uranian-Promethean liberation theme continues.
What quotes, insights, or history-bits inspire you when it comes to the themes of independence and liberation — or stirs the heartful daring alive in you?