Tomorrow is World Refugee Day…and the news is full of relevant stories.
Over in America, kids are being separated from their parents for crossing an imaginary line, whilst here in Europe…Spain has finally accepted the rescue ship that was turned away by Italy and Malta after saving 630 people from drowning in the Mediterranean Sea.
Meanwhile, Germany’s leader Angela Merkel is under pressure to make changes to her more welcoming immigration policy, whilst back in America, President Trump is busy inaccurately tweeting about how it has caused an increase in crime there.
Here in Paris, i’m meeting the thousands of refugees with nowhere to go after their makeshift camps were recently evacuated, whilst Beyonce and Jay-Z have just released their latest music video – shot right here in the world famous Louvre – promoting messages of racial and gender equality.
My head is spinning.
So what do we do with all the information?
I feel like I want to put my fingers in my ears and pretend it isn’t happening?
But we can’t…because it is.
And you know what…we might not have all the answers, or know what steps to take, but we definitely know a good place to start. It involves going right back to basics…right back to one of the first things we ever learnt how to do…
We all live on the world together. No one owns it and no one is more worthy or entitled to any one part of it than anyone else.
There is enough. There is abundance. There is a piece, a place, a chance for everybody..if only we re-learn how to share.
So this World Refugee Day…forget the rhetoric and negativity and tune in to that inner child. Tap back in to what you knew before ever reading the news or forming opinions, and remember that we are all human, all in this together, and all connected.
The Worldwide Tribe