With the 2020 Presidential Election bearing down on us, it feels like some people are gearing up for a fight.
Before you hate a stranger online…
Before you judge a colleague…
Before you exile a family member…
Please ask yourself, “Am I looking for a single difference in order to hate or a single commonality in order to love?”
The first path leads to darkness, anger, stress, division, pain, drama, scarcity… none which moves you closer to a solution on whatever disagreement may have spurred your hate in the first place.
The second path leads to the light, to unity, to acceptance, to abundance, to meaning, to progress… any of which makes everyone involved stronger and more secure.
People are complicated.
We are not the easily categorized clones mainstream media needs us to be in order to pit sister against brother, neighbor against neighbor, colleague against colleague, blue state against red state…
These definitions exist to sell advertisements.
Don’t let them into your headspace.
Find one commonality and hold onto it for dear life.
…because we’re all about to be bludgeoned with status signaling and identity-based fear-mongering and no one wins that game in the long-term.
Yours in strength,