I’m sure that every generation has seen themselves in a time of political turmoil in one way or another, I think that is just the nature of the beast. However, the theme of this is ever changing. In this moment I feel we live in a time of political confusion, I myself, in all honesty, as much as I try to educate myself, have no idea what’s truly going on ‘out there’. And even when speaking with those few individuals who seems to have a pretty solid grip on the functioning of the political system, it appears to all come down to opinion based ideas of how things ‘should’ or ‘shouldn’t’ be (which is kind of what politics is, right?). This is not me undermining any particular view or social belief but instead coming back to feel deeper into this timeless quote from Gandhi. As a human who is confused by politics but does truly dream of a future where there is peace between countries and individuals, I think this is the only sensible call to action. If we want any change to happen, in our world, our country, our local community, family home, or our self, we first have to cultivate and nurture a foundation of love. A baseline of love. This must be the place we operate from. We do this by constantly coming back to truth, grounding in our body, our senses and activating that intuitive loving place within all of us. There are many different techniques to doing this, of course, Integrated Meditation is an incredibly effective way to tap into this place daily. But anytime you are finding yourself caught up in confusion, fear, anger, or anything that is steering you away from a place of love, the quickest way to change direction is to ground into your senses, breath, touch, sight, sensation. This tool of ‘grounding into my senses’ is something I use many times a day because negative and fearful thoughts will come around, especially in a time where you feel the political “leaders” may be leading us somewhere we don’t want to go. But its what we do with these thoughts that counts. Will we let them consume us or will we use them as the catalyst that guides us to transform them back to love. This transformation is, what I believe to be the purpose and the power we each hold.
Marianne Williamson, a spiritual advisor, author and presidential candidate for 2020 says:
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us”
So get to know your light, be your own leader, create your solid foundation of love and change the world.