YOUR VOTE COUNTS!
Here it is, the year of another presidential election! Where did the last four years go?!
While I have my own political views and opinions, I prefer not to proselytise them so as to save my life as I know it! Let's face it folks, politics is a potentially dangerous and hazardous subject when co-mingled with friendship, connection, and family.
I woke up this Sunday morning to a Facebook post by one of my favorite people in the whole world, whom I consider a good friend, Tom Prasasa-Rao. It sums up completely my thoughts on this whole election, it's rigid side-taking and the discord and pain it is causing many relationships. I, for one, seem to have lost a friendship because of a political difference of opinion...which I find extremely sad and unnecessary.
Below are Tom's comments on the subject of today's politics. I hope you read his insightfully wise words. He sums it up beautifully when he asks himself if he would say such hurtful things to his dad and realizes that in fact, he would not. Considering that we are all lovely, beautiful people made by the same Creator, it stands to reason that we all have the right to our opinions and yet we all have a responsibility to our fellow human beings (that means friends, family, colleagues, the tattered guy on the corner...) to treat each other with kindness and compassion even if we may not understand or agree with them.
Tom, thank you for your wise words! I hope you don't mind that I share your wisdom, and...
I hope that we all can step back from our fears and frustrations to trust the perfection of life and to honor and respect each others' differences while we love everyone!
Your vote counts, but ask yourself, for what? Does the emotion behind your vote create harmony or discord? Maybe when we can kindly answer that for ourselves, we will usher in a whole new compassionate way of experiencing the people in our lives. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!
I vote for peace.
I vote for love.
I vote for humanity.
(enjoy Tom's wisdom below)
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