In my last post, I suggested a connection between spices and democracy. This notion sent Professor Rao, my old friend and foil, into paroxysms of laughter.
Our democracy is being steadily eroded by plutocratic forces. We are losing ground on the ability to respond to our national challenges, including some whose neglect is potentially catastrophic.
The point needs to be stressed. The status quo is not leading us where we need to go. At the level that matters most, even our "victories" are not winning the battle. We are losing at the level where, fundamentally, this battle is being fought.
After a time, the holidays do get easier and sadness lessens. I believe we each need to make our own presence known in present time and blend it with the past in order to have a break from grieving.
Tragically -- and it is indeed one of the great tragedies of American history -- as soon as he became president, Obama left behind that powerful force of the spirit into which he'd tapped as a candidate. As the Republicans tried out their "make him fail" strategy in opposition, he did nothing to rally America to its better angels.
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Salvation was always such an important part of my upbringing. We were constantly begged, pushed, prodded and manipulated to go down the aisle. If I got saved once, I got saved a hundred times.
On my end, I've written that my meditation practice has been my "saving grace." Okay, if I am going to be honest... it is stronger than that. It has saved my life. With my daughter, I probably would have lingered in a consistent state of depression. I've had bouts, but with my practice I could always get out of it.
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I didn't expect to be on a flight to Mexico. I thought I would spend most of today completing multiple unfinished writing projects that I have long neglected. Things changed when I met Ramon.
Disconnection from the spirit is also at the root of Liberal America's weakness. This points to a cure for our hopelessness that also can strengthen us to fight and win this battle, however challenging it may be.
Letting fear in and making friends with it does not necessarily come easily; fear is a powerful feeling that demands understanding and patience, but by recognizing fear when it arises and just being with it, rather than reacting to it, we reduce its power.
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Our programmed mind -- our ego wounded self -- will always want to come in with false beliefs and need to control. Practicing the presence of love is to gently, and with great compassion, not allow our wounded self to be in charge of our thoughts.
I am told that if a small group of American Muslims drawn from both the Sunni and Shia strands of Islam, and from different ethnicities come together to discuss solutions they will come up with ideas that can lead to breakthroughs.