Clear Choice in an Unsettled World
I am just back from a fantastic summer vacation, and the juxtaposition of the joy I shared with beloved friends, and the frantic push toward societal insanity that was discussed over dinners and gatherings, is not lost on me.
You know, mainstream media is doing a brilliant job of hypnotizing people to act on their many unresolved inner demons, and they are savvy at taking that unresolved energy and focusing its target in ways that frankly are creating civil wars around the globe. For most of us, this is a scary and very real prospect. It does seem to be escalating daily, spinning out of control, a leviathan that will swallow us whole at any moment. And many if not most perceive it to be exclusively outside of themselves to which they are a victim. To me, this is the urgent crisis.
Here’s the thing…it is us as individuals and collaborators who must take the deeper responsibility in our personal lives to create a life that thrives. It is those of us who do see through these maniacal shenanigans, who live by our choices regarding the world we want to promote, who can demonstrate a fulfilling life for those who truly need that kind of modeling. And I am personally grateful to witness many of you reading this doing just that, living a generous life that thrives. Yes, this includes speaking out productively about hatred, division, inequity, abuse, societal erosion. When we put the values we most highly regard at the forefront of our attention, and let those drive the actions we take, the words we speak, the social media we promote, we can speak out most effectively toward that which we see must change.