When we collectively blend our individual life force with intention, we create community. Over time, the strength of community is built on a foundation of relationships layered with meaning.
This poem spoke to us, so we wanted to share.
Community means Strength
We are all longing to go home to someplace
we have never been—a place half-remembered and half-envisioned
we can only catch glimpses of from time to time.
Somewhere, there are people to whom we can speak with passion
without having the words catch in our throats.
Somewhere a circle of hands
will open to receive us, eyes will light up as we enter,
and voices will celebrate with us whenever we come into our own power.
Community means strength
that joins our strength to do the work that needs to be done.
Arms to hold us when we falter.
A circle of healing.
A circle of friends.
Someplace where we can be free.
Starhawk is an American feminist author and a spiritually influential human.