The US Presidential Election is finally over, and I breathe a little sigh of relief in hopes that the passive violence I witnessed among friends and neighbors will end. I’ve seen a lot of tension throughout this election process. I’m proud to live in a country where we have the opportunity to vote for our leaders, and voice our opinions without the threat of being silenced through tyrannical violence, but I’ve seen a different kind of violence.
From social media discussions about the debates to support and disdain for political status updates. I’ve seen a lot of ‘need to be right-ness’; a lot of passive violence. Unfortunately attachment to being right has the opposite affect you think it will, it creates suffering.
“Let go of your attachment to being right, and suddenly your mind is more open. You’re able to benefit from the unique viewpoints of others, without being crippled by your own judgment.” – Ralph Marston
Perhaps now that the election is behind us, we can collectively begin to move forward. For whatever your political leanings, the election is over and resistance to what is creates pain. Perhaps now is the time to reinvest in relationships and come together as the people beneath the labels.
What if we committed to leading with our hearts instead of our ego? What if we let go of the anger, and breathed only love?
– Your Charmed Yogi
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