I am thankful everyday. I have so much for which to be thankful. In November 2016 I can choose to be thankful or choose to worry. I choose to be thankful. I choose to be a peacemaker. I choose to stay informed, active, gentle and kind.
I am thankful...
…because more US citizens are more actively involved in learning, discussing and participating in our political process,
…because we have been enlightened a little more about the differences of beliefs that so many people have,
…because I have choices - a choice to be part of the solution or to be part of the problem,
…because I have a creator, our world has a creator - a Divine presence - that has blessed each and every one of us with free will, amazing spirit and unlimited love!
Like many, I too have been struggling this past week with fears and doubts. Ultimately, my struggle is with myself because I am generally a positive person who believes that truth, love and peace can and will prevail. This has caused deep reflection within as to why my reaction was so severe with distraught and fear - the very things I thought I had voted against.
I have read and listened to countless responses regarding this week's election results. I have been hungrily searching for validation, hope and things that make sense. So many responses were beautiful, compassionate, intelligent and helpful as I tried to digest my feelings and come to terms with my visceral reactions. Finally, I found one that spoke to my spirit of Truth - the spark in me that I want to keep lit. It’s entitled Daily Practices for Peacemakers by Deepak Chopra, M.D. It's helpful because it's hopeful but also because it's something simple that I can DO that WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE. WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE. I hope it speaks to you, too.
Namaste my friends! Let's be peacemakers together. We are in this together!