Tuesday, March 15, 2016


In reflecting on today's political arena, I am reminded of passages in Gary Zukav's book, "The Seat of the Soul."

He wrote: "After millennia of brutality to one another, individual to individual and group to group, it is now clear that the insecurity which underlies the perception of power as external cannot be healed by the accumulation of external power...Our deeper understanding leads us to another kind of power, a power that loves life in every form that it appears, a power that does not judge what it encounters, a power that perceives meaningfulness and purpose in the smallest details upon the earth. This is authentic power."

Zukav goes on the say that we are evolving into a species that pursues authentic power. This evolvement has clarified the American heart and mind to realize external power no longer works. Perhaps a surprise to Washington. Congressional obstructionism, on both sides, has led to acrimony, delay, and name-calling to the detriment of all.

Authentic power is the power of change that the American electorate is seeking through the candidates they choose to support, even though most candidates don’t understand the direction or the force of the change.

Violence erupts and in the obstruction of rules Americans forget that authentic power is endemic to all conscience beings.

Authentic power does not belong to one party or one candidate. Political supporters of all persuasions need to come together, as our founding fathers did at the constitutional convention in Philadelphia. At that time there was argument, there was discussion and disagreement and dissension, but, in the end, there was compromise and agreement under the waving standard of ethics, moral fortitude, personal responsibility, common good and compromise.

We can do the same thing today if we try.

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