We don’t have to agree with someone politically to love them in a larger, more universal sense. That’s the essence of nonviolence, and if we don’t seek to practice it within ourselves then there will be no hope for the future. Let’s seek to love even those with whom we disagree.
Traditional politics addresses the symptoms but not the causes of our problems; it’s therefore unable to identify the best measures to prevent them or the best measures to solve them. Only a holistic perspective freed of 20th C. prejudices can forge a sustainable path in the 21st
Conversation that dominates US politics is intellectually sophisticated, but not psychologically, emotionally or spiritually sophisticated. As such, it’s an inadequate container for the energy needed to navigate these times. A deeply dysfunctional system needs more than tweaking.
Thanks, Sheryl. I love what you do too. But it's not enough to just embrace the ideas; what has to be embraced are policy changes. One of the ways a status quo defends and protects itself is to co-opt disruptive language.
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I love @marwilliamson. I love her ideas. I think she is spot on. And I’m glad to see other democrats, including @CoryBooker, embrace these ideas.
We know how much power can be exerted when those who hate get together, but's it's nothing compared to the power we can release when enough of us who love get together. Here is my talk from Mind Valley:
2) Only a massive uprising of the American people - taking their passions to the polls on state, local & federal levels in 2020 and beyond - can override the unjust influence of the new American aristocracy. Only the people ourselves can turn back the tide now and say “No more.”
1) America isn’t functioning as an economic democracy but rather as a veiled aristocracy. For 40 years we’ve been systematically delivering massive portions of the US treasury into the hands of the very few at the expense of the many, causing immeasurable heartache and hardship.