It is not so much a case of finding common ground as much and finding our own center. Our principles center is what “Me”, “Myself”, and “I” feel is important to our own consciousness, wellbeing and values. Once you understand “what you believe in” now you know your starting point and how you are going to move forward.
Let’s take look at a few of the political things which have happened in the last few days:
· The Republicans have released the American Health Care Act, their version to the replacement of the Affordable Care Act.
· The President has accused the previous administration of wiretapping his telephones during the 2016 campaign.
· Congress has started investigating whether the Russians were involved in influencing (or trying to influence) the recent Presidential election
That is enough for a start. These issues give us a chance to see how politics impact our balance. (Keep in mind this only one of the levels we need to concerned about…there are relationships, children, grandchildren….life is really complicated and involved. I'm a firm believer politics should be low on our concerns lists.
How do these issues impact you where you live?
A couple of questions are next. What solutions to these issues will make you feel comfortable? What are you prepared to do? What physical action are you prepared to take?
I’m a firm believer in written lists (and in long hand over the kitchen table with your significant other because discussion is always good).
· Start with what you think needs changing to make better.
· Step two: for each item “write down” what you think the solution could/should be.
· Step three: send your solution to the appropriate person who has the power to affect the outcome
For political issues I call my national representatives (they work for me after all) about twice a month. Also visiting their regional office is always good. For your Congressional Representative ( you have one for your district) go to: . http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/. For yourSenate Representative (you have two for your state) go to: https://www.senate.gov/senators/contact/
We have to work to manage the “whole self” in order to find balance. Once we work through and discover what we actually “feel” and is important to us we are ready to move forward toward our spiritual center.
It takes many steps to move forward. It takes a lot of work to be aware finding out what we really feel and understand is what is important in our lives. The most important part of the process is to go through the drill. Remember the drill is what leads us to our Spiritual Center.
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