As this Putin-lead Russian invasion of Ukraine now approaches a week, there are so many layers of response. I see clips of local and abroad Ukrainians appealing for peace and denouncing war. I see clips of local and abroad Russians also calling out for peace and denouncing war.
One part of all war is an information and communications battle. Misinformation is deliberate. That’s amplified in the webbing of a social media connected world. Sorting the false information — the lies and the bullying threats — are part of that.
I’m glad for this 9 minute video from Ukrainian President Zelenskyy. He is speaking to the Russian people in hopes of cutting through Putin propaganda. I hear him as speaking from his heart. This clip was shared with me by someone whose heart I trust (thanks Toke).
I’m sharing here to lift a bit of heart and clarity that can point to what is needed now and beyond days of war — healing and wholeheartedness — to attempt peace in the inner world and in the outer world.
With a somber, yet encouraged heart. And with invitation to pass along in whatever form aligns with you.