Hey there. Miss me? I haven't done another podcast yet. I'm percolating. I really am. I'm thinking up a new angle, a new show, a new mood. I think I'm almost there. But I'm still writing a morning blog.
I went out this morning and it was a beautiful morning. It wasn't cold - actually it was a little warm. It's Election Day so the city is bustling too. People are running to the polls. I really hope they feel good about who and what they are voting for. I hope they feel changes will be made. Now - I won't get political here - but how about I get a little philosophical, about the vote? YOUR vote. It's personal. It's private. It's yours. No one has to know. These days it appears everyone shouts as loud as they can about what they feel strongly about and I'm just not so sure about that. I feel when I'm shouting - I'm trying to tell people - I'M RIGHT. I really feel the best I can offer people - this is what I believe, this is how I feel, this is my opinion. But am I right?
I don't want to force feed people my thoughts, opinions and feelings. Well, sometimes I do. I'm human. But after doing this...it feels..like - okay I'm gonna say it - it's a strong word - and this word usually bothers me - but it's - okay here it comes - deep breath - it's emotional rape. Not everyone wants my opinion. Not everyone wants to hear what I say. Not everyone will believe what I say. I'm trying to take hints from peoples actions, words, and behavior. If they aren't into what I'm saying - I try and stop talking because I feel they are saying NO. Having an argument - well if both parties are committed to it and there are ground rules - I say there is a chance of some growth. But if it's just yelling back and forth - increasing to name calling and bullying - well then - there you go it's emotional rape. Take that as you will. It may sound a little harsh. It may sound a little dramatic. But think about it? Do you like when someone is hollering at you, belligerent and determined to change your mind - when you feel strongly about your own beliefs and opinions? Hmmmm….
All right - I got intense. But it's important to me. How am I to change the world - if I don't start with myself. It's a BIG step to begin to recognize my own part in this whole shebang.
I'm really starting to simplify and really "get it".
Do I want kindness in the world? Well, I can be kind.
Do I want respect and understanding? Respect and understand myself - and I'll have plenty to give others.
Do I want love, peace and the feeling of gratitude? Yep. So - get crackin' Rebecca.
I don't want you to feel lectured here. It's more of a suggestion after experience and observation. And....I'm doing it too. Every day. I slip. I get angry. I get frustrated. I pontificate. Some may feel I'm doing it right now. Okay - I'll look into that. But every day - every moment - I can regroup - try again. I know when I'm doing it right. It just feels good inside.