I decided to reschedule today’s originally scheduled post for next week. With everything that has gone down in the last 48 hours with the US Presidential Election, I felt I needed to say something in a relatively timely manner.
I’m not sure I got the words quite right but I’m not sure if I ever could, but this is what I shared on my personal Facebook page after work yesterday when I started to feel some kind of clarity.
I don’t want to make this a super political space, but like I said, I needed to say something, so here it goes:
I started my day on my mat this morning. Even before the results of the election were in, I made a commitment to myself to practice today and work towards releasing the stress that came with this election. I fell asleep listening to the coverage and awoke early this morning in complete disbelief and shock. Honestly, I didn’t know what to think or feel.
Then I got on my mat.
When it was time to set an intention, it came easy to me: “be love.”
This election wasn’t about red vs blue, republican vs democrat, pro-life vs pro-choice; for me, it was about love vs hate.
I chose and still do choose LOVE.
Regardless of what “side” you fall on with the results of this election, can’t we all choose LOVE?
Love our friends, family and neighbors; love the people who are hurting; love those who are truthfully worried about what this may end up meaning for them and their family and friends; and yes, even love those who may not agree with our own opinions.
There is a lot of unknown that lies ahead of us and it’s scary. I’m a writer who is honestly struggling in her search for words. I shed many tears today and I won’t deny there may be more.
But even as my heart hurts, I work towards being love and spreading love.
I texted friends who I knew were aching or worried or frustrated or scared, or a combination of them all.
I know we all want to stop talking about this but I don’t think it’s going to happen any time soon. Regardless of who won the election, a large portion of the population of this country was going to be hurting and upset today. Regardless of the outcome, there is one thing that was going to be needed today: LOVE.
So I ask you to be love to those around you, whether you agree with their views or not. When we can do that, we can start move forward.
Like I said first thing this morning…
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