Tuesday, January 20, 2009

So much change...

"Navigating change succulenty means practicing flexibility, willingness
and focus no matter what is going on in the world, and then sharing that energy
with others. As our succulent energy is shared, the world changes. We are being
called to be our most succulent and creative selves."

An important thing is happening in the world today. 50 years ago it could never have happened. 4o years ago this could never have happened. 30, 20, even 10 years ago...it would have been a stretch. The United States of America has a new President, a black man.

This is a big deal.

And it's not just a big deal because of the colour of his skin. It would have been a big deal if it was a woman, or a blind man, or any other minority. It means that finally the interest of a minority is being represented.

Now, I must admit, I don't know a whole lot about American politics. However, what I do know is that it isn't right that American men and women should be dying in a war that has nothing to do with them. Moms and Dads, brothers and sisters, husbands and wives.

I also know that John McCain voted alongside President Bush on almost every single matter. So...does that mean I think Obama is better for America than John McCain? Well, I don't really know. I do know that he has done some questionable things already as President elect (his people told HBO not to air the prayer said by a gay Bishop at a ceremony before his inaguration).

When it's all said and done the only thing that we can really do is wait. Wait and see how he carries out the promises that he has made. Wait and see if he can deal with the pressure of having all eyes on him. Wait and see if, when faced with tragedy, he does the right thing.

However, I truly believe that what this country needs is change...and that's what they got. Lets keep our fingers crossed.

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