|“It has to get better. The way we treat each other and look out for each other. It has to get better somehow.” – Clay Jensen, Thirteen Reasons Why|
While attending the Landmark Forum many years ago, I learned a simple truth that has become part of my DNA: Everyone wants to make a contribution. Everyone wants to be a good person and to do good in the world. It’s not that most people don’t want to be helpful, it’s that most people don’t know how. Most often people don’t take action, not because of indifference, but because of ignorance, fear or the belief that “my own problems” are just too big right now.
A few weeks ago, I watched Dan Karslake’s film, Every Three Seconds, and was reminded that you don’t have to start a media company or have over a million followers in order to make a difference in the world. Sometimes the biggest difference you can make is being present to what is happening around you, to the people around you and to be willing to listen or to speak-up.
As we enter the sixth month of COVID quarantine and many are unable to attend school or get paid work, it’s taking its toll on our health and our hope. The required social distancing is further disconnecting us from one another. Now is the time to be receptive to those who may be vulnerable to disconnection and depression.
As spiritual leaders for millennia have taught, and confirmed by today’s “happiness experts”, the most effective path to lasting happiness is in being of services to others. With this in mind, we at Conscious Good are not focused on the burden or challenge of helping someone who is vulnerable, but on the honor that comes from being able to help. When we make this our intention, those in need may have the courage to open-up and we can meet them with our own courage and gratitude.
This is the inspiration behind our special program this month, Honored to Help in recognition of World Suicide Awareness Day. The week of September 7th will include FREE programming – films, podcasts, music – to raise awareness for how we can help those in need.
On Wednesday September 9th at 5 pm PT/8 pm ET we will host a one-time community screening of, For They Know Not What They Do the sequel to Dan Karslake’s film, For the Bible Tells Me So. (Both powerful films on the vulnerability of LGBTQ to violence and suicide as a result of certain interpretations of the bible.)
On Thursday, September 10th at we at 5PM PT/8 pm ET CGood TV will be hosting a LIVE online panel discussion featuring Brittany Chung of Elevation Society, Hilary Gleason of Backline Care and Priya Patel of Peer Responders.
Join the discussion and learn how you can help. Sign up for FREE by going to www.cgood.tv or by downloading the CGoodTV app on iOS, Android, AppleTV, Roku or Amazon FireTV now.
With love & gratitude,