It is a quiet time here with an ice storm ( supposedly) coming in. Times like this give the mind an opportunity to center in and focus on where I am in life, perhaps reflect on the past year and consider options for the possibilities for the future.
My New Years resolution fell by the wayside in part due to all the chaos of the election process. In stead of committing to something unreasonable I came up with this simplistic formula:
Focus on the positives in life while ignoring the negativity and hate all around. The hate in other is something I have no control over.
I will, when appropriate speak up for the good in life and what that means to me. The bad or evil emotions that swirl around us can infect us if we allow that to happen. However, I will not join in with others in accepting negativity or spreading it around like a virus. To do so would be like joining the proverbial mob of insane villagers who seek out some one to kill or hang from a tree.
Better to model calm thinking and calm thoughtful concerns before the mob forms, because when they are in mass there will be no sign of sanity or good intentions. Their level of hysteria is such that they cannot and will not stop to think or care for anyone but their own evil passions.