All is passing...
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In the cycle of news, politics and the seemingly endless falling away of our environment, I have fallen pray to cynicism, name calling, finger pointing and just pure anger. Sure, get mad at Injustice. Post about it. Raise money to fight it. DO the things that bring light to the darkness.
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AND, I feel grateful that my mind and heart doesn't stay in this territory for long. I have been gifted in this life with the super power of optimism, of trust, and of a frequent deep breath.
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And something so seemingly small and irrelevant as a deep breath can change everything. Try it yourself in a tough moment. Notice if you soften into what is. We suffer and stress and tense when we fight what is because we are angry. What if we could "fight" Injustice with soft hands, and calm awareness?
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I have trust that the universe will keep nourishing Life. I believe that God exists equally in all things, and that perhaps just one of these "God incarnations" will create Sparks that ignite massive flames of change. And maybe YOU are one of those Sparks. But anger, and hate, and "you're wrong," do not change the tide.
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I previously thought that my yelling and disagreement was helping. Like I was going to convince someone that they were wrong and I was right. But if I find the capacity within myself to SEE someone who I disagree with...to truly listen and understand their beliefs, perhaps they might hear mine, too.
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And still, through all of this banter, all is passing.
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The politics, the money, the Amazon stuff, the next CNNFOXMSNBCNPRESPN cycle of "look at this!" Is always flowing for our attention. The people come and go to. You will go too.
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So there's no real point to this post aside to remind you that our lives and days are temporary. Where do you want to point your energy? How do you want to show up today? What is the tone to which you offer yourself to the world and your friends and loved ones? I'm not saying don't care. Quite the opposite I think...I want you to care so much that your offering to the world is filled with love and kindness, instead of yelling matches. We have enough of that in politics and war. Begin again.

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