A friend recently posted, “We are certainly going backward in so many ways.”
I responded with a rant I felt is worth sharing here:
Ouch. Yes. I share your pain about this.
And for myself, I like to avoid using the word ‘we’.
Because it’s all a movie; your movie, my movie, but is there a movie we are all in the theatre together watching?
Perhaps there’s nothing really happening outside of you and your screen.
If I am wrong, please pass the popcorn!
Each one of us is projecting their own thoughts and beliefs onto their screen, convinced that what they are experiencing is reality, and that everyone is watching the same movie.
As I look at the Not-So United States right now, it seems quite divided into various states of love and fear, split somewhere down the middle, with half the country wanting to go back in time, and half going (or wanting to go) forward.
Movies can be so helpful in seeing a different perspective.
Have you seen the movie Elvis yet?
What a history lesson!
It was amazing to me to see how repressed our culture was in the 1950’s.
I left the theatre marveling at how much evolutionary progress we have since Elvis started breaking the rules and freeing us from the lockdown of sexual energy through the heart and soul of his music. Not to mention his hips.
What a glorious contribution he made!
His pelvic movements did more to free our repressed collective life force than any political movement could ever do.
The moral of this post?
Don’t pin your hopes on anything outside you, because there is no such thing.
And don’t wait for a government to cast just laws and make progress. Political systems are the last of the rigid man-made structures to evolve.
And they probably need to collapse first anyway. As they are so splendidly doing in this very lifetime.
Instead, thrust in the bigger motion picture, and let your inner Elvis gyrate you forward, no matter what the collective ‘we’ appears to be doing.
I will end with a quote from Dwight Eisenhower, a Republican President.
“I like to believe that people in the long run are going to do more to promote peace than our governments. Indeed, I think that people will grow to want peace so much that one of these days governments will have to get out of the way and let them have it.”