A Thoroughly Thriving Thursday to you!
I’m struggling with this thought today. On the one hand I’m enjoying this sense of anticipation, expectation a feeling of boundless opportunity right around the corner. Now granted it may just be the effect of Spring in the air. Birds chirping, trees blooming, warming air and cleansing rain showers. But normally that just triggers my allergies and makes me miserable. So what’s the difference today? It may be in part that we are starting to see some light at the end of the tunnel regarding this “pandemic”. It may be a little excitement to see how the world has changed PC. (Post- Covid) Hopefully for the better. I know some positive things in my own life have been given an opportunity to flourish. Or just maybe, on some level, there is an instinct at work initiating a drive to produce, to build, to expand and unite. Please don’t get me wrong. I’m not talking about some business, wealth or empire building drive. I’m sensing the need to join together individually in a way that doesn’t allow politics, media, organizations, religions or governments to divide and conquer us as a people, as a society, as a community. Joining together as a race…The Human Race. Now this requires a little honesty on our part and this is just one of many hard parts. We have to accept some responsibility. I listen to the news, as little as possible trust me, and I hear, “It’s China’s Fault!” or “It’s the WHO’s fault” or “It’s Trump’s fault”, and while there is probably more than enough fault to go around, we also have to look at how much of this is our fault. You see, we surrender our power to these “leaders” without accountability, without oversight and without restraint. We see a talking head that parrots a party line and personifies a philosophy that makes us feel empowered. When in reality we are being sold a timeshare property that never quite delivers what was expected at a price far beyond what we were even able to comprehend at the time of purchase. So….where’s that good feeling now? How am I supposed to go away with some optimistic expectation for a thoroughly thriving Thursday from this load of guilt and ego bashing revelation? Well….think AA. Some of the driving principles at AA is to admit you have a problem, accept responsibility for it and take positive steps to overcome it. This is where the opportunity comes in. I can barely begin to imagine what life will look like as we move forward and this is partly do to surrendering so much of my power to others. Employers, bosses, clergy, advertisers, governments all these power and influence hungry entities that certainly, in most cases, don’t have my best interests at heart. You see we have been given a huge opportunity to re-assess, re-evaluate, re-define and re-purpose ourselves. Look at the huge changes coming. There is going to be explosive blow-back in regards to China’s role in this situation and that is going to have a profound impact on our economy. Some ways negative to be sure but, I anticipate in more ways, extremely positive. I hope there is going to be huge changes politically. All of our “leaders” sat around engaged in pettiness while this WORLD effecting event transpired. What good are they? Organizationally there was a huge relearning that just occurred. All of which I am way under qualified to ascertain, but I sense the changes coming. And socially, hopefully the biggest change of all. Hopefully we reconnect with our sense of community (communication in unity). We should always communicate even though we don’t always agree. So how can we have unity if we don’t always agree? The Unity comes in the realization that we are UNITED in HUMANITY. Without that unity we are left with….. today. Or maybe it’s just spring.