Six days ago people couldn't wait for 11/8 to be over. No! This is not a post about the election but rather an observation about change and the conflicts that it causes people. I will illustrate my points through recent photos taken on 11/13/16 and pondering issues yesterday. If there's one thing I learned in my freshman year of High School is "today is tomorrow's yesterday!"
In the midst of change, people show their true colors.
People have a tendency to hang on to the past.
May read but not know how to research accurately.
May want those who disagree to just bug off!
Won't accept when one door closes & another opens
May feel stuck between conflicting lifestyles.
May find strength in wishing for something else
Emotional thoughts keep drifting further away
Focusing on the issue re- mains BOLD, front & center
Letting go is hard when moving on is inevitable
"Anger can revert to joy, wrath can revert to delight, but a nation destroyed cannot be restored to existence, and the dead cannot be restored to life." --- Author unknown.
I have thought a lot about the quote above and wondered, what do we gain if we go against the grain? Staying true to oneself, being open-minded, giving people a chance, admitting that not all people are perfect or that everyone will agree with you - these are life lessons that can make us all stronger or weaker. The choice is ours and the path we choose is something we all must do. But if there's one thing I learned through my own life experiences is you don't have to have an endorsement to be right or wrong. The world doesn't stop just because of one's personal belief. Conflicting minds must strike a balance and not waste time trying to undo the past. Moving on is the way of life. To my knowledge, no human being ever conquered all problems. Skillfully, we can and should strike a balance - not strike out against one another.
©Patricia Feager 11/14/2016