Although I consider myself apolitical, I luxuriate in watching the arc of the United States presidential race which began November 2014 with candidates throwing their hats into the ring, culminating with the surprise election day results on November 8th, 2016.
Having lived overseas for going on nine months, despite what you might think about the United States political process, in my opinion it’s one of the most highly regarded and respected systems in the world.
My most significant take away from this bizarre presidential race is to be sure I’m more informed of what’s going on from a political and issues perspective.
This means I’m reading everything.
As I peruse sites like CNN, Drudge Report, Facebook, Fox News, Huffington Post, MSNBC, The Daily Beast, The NY Times, and the Washington Post to name a few, it’s interesting to read opposing passionate perspectives.
Whether your political leanings are left or right, I’ve always said the truth is always somewhere in the middle. That’s as political as I get.
With tempers running high, it’s time to step back, breathe, let time pass, see what happens, and make adjustments along the way.
I found the following parable apropros for this moment in time:
One evening a grandfather told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people.
He said, “My son, the battle is between two wolves inside us all.
“One is Evil – It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority.
“The other is Good – It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.”
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: “Which wolf wins?”
The grandfather simply replied, “The one you feed”
You have a choice in how you’ll show up.
Which wolf will you feed?