I have been mulling over how to write my own version of the election results here. I am one of many who are disappointed in the results, however, what I really want to express came after some reading I did from Buddhist leaders, and today I watched a Ted Talk from Brene Brown about Vulnerability.
Risk authenticity and just express
how you feel. I find it best to do this within my own tribe first, to
get my feet wet, then branching out from there. But be informed and be
Personally, I don't vote for anyone who supports
racism, but I also didn't think it wise to let someone run the country
who had never been a politician. We don't usually hire managers off the
street, so that was just bad business.
I let my gut tell me how
to feel about a person, I always have. I have good instincts and high
intuition. I knew he wasn't right for the job.
from all the obvious stuff that has already been aired, I really see
this as a Shift, an opportunity for Big change. OK, it's out, and the
country is split. everyone is mad as hell, and at each other. This is
not where we should start.
For me personally, it became
apparent just a few days after the results were out and I was on a day
trip with a friend who happens to be a conservative republican. I was
hoping to not talk politics at all, and we almost got through the whole
day, but somehow it came up and I feel I was ambushed into a corner.
Not really her fault. My lesson there was how apparent it was to me
that I was uninformed and couldn't even defend myself! My fault.
Knowledge is power, that is correct, and I have seen the light!
a recent meditation I came away feeling compassion for all of us. I
also felt hope and acceptance. But it will take some time to sort
things out before others calm down, some just won't, but that's in their
So risking authenticity is to be vulnerable,
and vulnerable is a state of openness. The risk of course is not
knowing the outcome, but that's just life.
this Shift will be different for all of us, it will be very personal and
many will grow because of it. I know I have already.
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