Good Afternoon, God!
I am glad to be here — sitting at my computer — AWARE of Your Presence. You are always present . . . but I am usually UNAWARE.
So, God, when I looked at this photo of Bergen, Norway I thought of our friend Nina Kay and smiled. Neither Time nor Distance have eroded our friendship. But, alas, after this dreadful election, I was afraid that Differing Opinions MIGHT erode friendship.
But, yesterday, as part of my “recovering” from the election, I realized that I had been caught up in a Web of Labeling. Sheesh! We Americans ARE Good People! In fact, I believe that all of us humans are basically Good. But I had lapsed into judging and labeling. Labeling opens the doors to terribly destructive behavior. And labeling has abounded.
It is now a few days later and I am puzzling over — How can I respond in a positive way?
The first thing I feel called to do is to clean up my Own Inner Landscape. I can’t just say that Others have been projecting their fears and angers out into the world. I have to look at how I have been doing that too. And — as best I can — STOP IT.
The next thing to do is to LISTEN and seek to understand WHY half of the country chose another path. I need to respectfully begin a dialog. Dang! Reality seems like one of those optical illusions — is it a vase? Or is it two faces? The drawing stays the same. It is just a question of what the viewer makes background . . . or foreground.
Well, God. That is a start! Please open my heart and mind . . . and yes, God, that will take faith, hope and love . . . all three.