From the Mother of the Shield Maidens, Brony Marshall
Today in the west, most children are programmed and taught how to ‘be’ in the world. Our freedom of expression is inhibited by what society values, our fragmented educational systems and the expectations of those around us.
If we drop the layers of ‘who we should be’, or ‘how we should express ourselves in the world’… what is left?
What are the values and beliefs that permeate and encircle the communities and community in which you live? What are they and when did you agree to them?
I wrote these words several years ago when I was connecting deeply to my youth and early adult years.
I am the shepherd of my herd
Lost in the roar of the city streets
A robotic human
Societies fear defeats
I am the custodian of the Earth
A slave to the supermarket aisle
An uneducated worker
The power of corporate denial