After a long break, here’s are my latest musings on life, love, and politics.
- Sometimes we need to be quiet. We waste a lot of energy filling the space up with our critiques of others and our feelings of how they do things. If we exchanged the time we spend focusing on others and what they do and applied it to ourselves, there’s no telling what we could do.
- Our desires can overrule our frame of mind, judgment–really our lives. What we deem as commitment and sacrifice could really be selfishness in disguise. It’s the “I’m-going-to-do-what-I-want-to-do-no-matter-what” syndrome. While we’re working to achieve our dreams, we must be careful that we don’t push away and alienate the people who’ve been there for us every step of the way.
- One of the reasons I believe Zombies are so popular is because of how close our lives relate or resemble theirs. So many of us are like the living dead (or the “undead”). We work ourselves and worry ourselves to death. We’re scared to live the lives we desire. Complacency brainwashes us. We’re like machines on autopilot. Can we really say we’re alive when we’re living a robotic existence? Can we really say we’re alive when our zest and joy for life is constantly in retreat?
- Placing expectations on leaders that are impossible to sustain is foolish. Leaders have limited power. Leaders can only go so far if their teams, governing bodies, and/or constituents are unwilling to work with them. The battle is a losing game without the support of the people. How soon we forget, support and accountability go both ways.
- The stronghold of anger can be deadly if not channeled into positive energy. Anger is the worst motivator for change that results from vindictive, vengeful, and envious behavior. Sure, actions resulting in anger may bring you relief. But the relief is temporary. We must not succumb to anger’s dictatorship. Redirect its path into something truly uplifting and positive.
- Some of the President’s harshest critics and opponents can come together when the threat of war is looming. However, when issues that directly impact the livelihood of the people are at the forefront, there’s a standoff. They stall. Start pointing fingers. They play politics and prevent necessary legislation from moving forward. How comforting it is to know where our elected officials allegiance lies.
- No relationship, whether business or personal, can thrive without trust.
Until next time… Peace, Love, and Many Blessings!
***Image courtesy of Charles Koch’s website.