After I published my last blog, I had an "ah ha" moment. Someone sent me Jon Stewart's rally song and I listened...really listened.
I was humbled to realize I'd gotten sucked into the "rock throwing." I had reacted. I was frustrated and depressed at the staged event at the Illinois debate. I let myself forget that most of the time Americans are working together, helping each other out, giving to other Countries that need help, and basically caring. I let this Illinois/Beck incident steal my peace of mind and heart.
Jon Stewart's Sanity Song reminds us that we're human, that even though there are dark times, we get through, that indeed we work together "every d--- day". (Don't play the song if swear words offend you.)
It's not that I suddenly approve of what happened, nor do I want to pretend it didn't happen. But I know when I push against what I don't want (get angry, discouraged, resist) I only reinforce it. Sharing information is one thing, being totally upset and taking action from that place is another. [Creating 101]
I want to live in hope not fear. I know what you focus on you tend to create. I want to focus on those things that represent what I love about this Country. I want to search out solutions and people having real discussions and focus on those.
I will not let others manipulate me into despair, anger, or apathy. I won't let circumstances distract me from what I care most about. I do believe we are all creators. I want to live that way.