I appreciate that you read my blog and take an interest in my work. I don’t want to waste your time. That’s why you didn’t get a blog from me this morning.
You see, I don’t write unless I have something meaningful to say. That may sound totally obvious, but if you read some of the stuff that’s out there on the Internet you may have asked yourself, “What’s the point of this?” That’s a true measure of someone writing because they have to, not because they have anything substantial to convey to the world. I don’t do that. So, no blog this morning.
But, there had to be one this evening.
Here it comes – will you survive? I’m not talking about the blog. I’m talking about the first person to declare candidacy for the 2016 United States Presidential Campaign. Like it or not, today, the race has officially begun.
It doesn’t matter whether the person belongs to your party or not. If you thought the mud was slinging before today, you’re in for a surprise. It’s only going to get worse. Why? Because that’s the nature of politics in America, particularly for a presidential race.
But this isn’t about politics. This is about how all the accusations, out-and-out lies, innuendos and family arguments can affect our peace of mind and self-respect.
This is an amazing time for our spiritual consciousness! We can get in the mud, roll around and then wonder why we’re dirty. OR – now HERE’S a thought! – we can see all the deceptive ads and news reports as simply white noise. We don’t have to let differing viewpoints and political ideologies drive a wedge between us and the people we love or work with.
Yes, the race has begun. Will you survive? We have freedom of choice, but not of consequence. Becoming worked up about issues over which we have no control is our choice. But, when we are agitated, when our blood pressure skyrockets and we find ourselves fighting with loved ones, we have no business bitching about those things because they are the consequence of our actions.
No amusing story this week. Sorry, but the period we have begun today ain’t that funny if we follow the crowd. Instead, be the foundation of sensibility, the bastion of reason and the keeper of Truth. In other words, realize that this, too, shall pass.
In Spirit, Truth and Playfulness,