This can be a tricky question. There are those of us who historically vote strictly along party lines. The problem with this logic is that it creates an “us against them” mentality. It reminds me of high school gym class. The captains are selected, the teams are picked and the competition begins. One side emerges victorious and is dubbed the winner!
Is this any way to run a country? I don’t think so. I’ve never understood the logic behind the two party system, as it creates division rather than unity. Is a sense of divisiveness and hatred for your neighbor really going to help us in the long run?
These are troubled times we are living in. We have a big presidential election coming up and many people, both Democrats and Republicans are scratching their heads and wondering if any of the current pool of candidates has what it takes to be the leader of the free world.
Personally, I tend to be apolitical. Although I understand that politics is a necessary evil, I continue to be amazed at how arrogant, opinionated and rude people have become, in the name of democracy. I refuse to be involved in any debate where name calling and bashing your opponent with absolutely no shred of respect, has become the norm.
All you have to do is hang out on Facebook for a little while and you can see this type of banter happening on a regular basis. It’s the “I’m right and you’re wrong mentality” and “why should I even bother listening to you?”
We’re becoming a nation of “haters.”
And it starts with the ridiculous labels – “Obamacare”, right wing, left wing, liberal, conservative, redneck, kumbaya, tree hugger . . . you get the idea.
Why can’t people just be people?
As a practicing yogi, I see things from a very different perspective.
So here is my view that has emerged from countless hours of yoga practice and meditation, accrued over a long period of time.
I will follow the candidate, who leads with “love.” I will follow the candidate who speaks with love in his heart. I will follow the candidate who shows love and appreciation for others. I will follow the candidate who openly expresses love. I will follow the candidate who takes loving actions.
Any campaign that is based on the continuous bashing of your opponent, completely disqualifies you, in my eyes. Without love and without heart, positive change is not possible.
This is a view of politics, seen through the eyes of a yogi. There is an energy in the Universe that transcends all the name calling, violent communication and hate speech. This energy is more powerful than the richest politician . . . . and there is nothing more powerful than this all powerful force in the Universe – the energy called LOVE.
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