change

Are you ready to wake up?

When you are trapped in a nightmare, your motivation to awaken will be so much greater than that of someone caught up in a relatively pleasant dream. On all levels, evolution occurs in response to a crisis situation, not infrequently a life-threatening one, when the old structures, inner or outer, are breaking down or are not working anymore.
— Eckhart Tolle

https://www.eckharttolle.com/article/The-Power-Of-Now-Spirituality-And-The-End-Of-Suffering

Election exhaustion

I am exhausted. It's not just this lingering cold but also the constant rhetoric on social media about politics. The funny thing is, the more push back I receive on my beliefs, the stronger I hold them. All of this arguing isn't bridging the divide but just deepening the trenches. 

Of course, I have trepidation about tomorrow's results and what that will do to our country as a whole but I am walking into that fear. When I allow it to be a part of the world that I live in, it seems more manageable. People are afraid of change...whether that change is a woman president or a unorthodox, lunatic president, that change is pushing all of their buttons. 

One positive thing I am taking away from all of this is the importance of understanding history. Take a few minutes to research some past kings of England or czars of Russia and you will find all kinds of drama. Our country is still relatively young and this is our moment in time, but not time as a whole. 

Daylight savings

It's 5pm and today has been a very long day. I'm still working through an annoying head cold and the Sudafed I was hoping would help actually kept me up most of the night. Anyway, I am here now and being reflective on my day.

Tuesday is one of the most historic elections of my lifetime. It is also the first one that I've felt so passionately aligned with. I didn't intend to become so polarized in favor of Hillary Clinton but everyday we inch closer, the more energized I am to see this change happen in our country. We need a woman president. Whether it's through the same decrepit channels every other president has been elected through our not, the fact that the leader of the free world will be a woman is real change.

Of course, the election hasn't happened yet and our country is really teetering on the brink of some horrible trends. I am going to remain hopeful that level-headed intelligence will win out. If you're reading this, please vote and vote with your heart.