Let’s be honest. When a group of “conservative” or “liberal” folks get together, they make disparaging remarks about the other group that isn’t them. Oddly, if you are eavesdropping, you’ll note that we are all saying the same thing.
We are being played.
YOU are creative, resourceful and whole and you have a MIND HEART SOUL and BODY that inform you without the need to be handed your talking points from any social or news media source.
We have been trained to use only our heads. Because the body is powerful. Our instincts are powerful. The heart is powerful. Powers That Be….whatever side or issue…know that if they inundated our public space with data, information, opinion ALL THE TIME …that is all meant to sway us their way, that the mind has no time to say “WAIT! Let me breath and check out my partners in knowing.”
Mind Heart Soul Body
A little goofy but I and you…WE are all a system that is cohesive. If our minds take all the knowing space, we miss out on determining our own truths. Powers That Be do not want us thinking for ourselves.
When a hot topic that is divisive comes up, check in with yourself:
are you scrunching your eyes up as you look around
are you leaning in, in a conspiratorial posture
are you aware of where you received the information you’re about to speak
Then do this:
breathe for 3 big, full breathes
check in with your body on how you really feel, ask yourself “How do I really feel about this?” Your body will feel alive, bright, achy, disturbed, off kilter, right on….or any number of ways that give you information
ask yourself, “if the outcome of this belief/decision affected me or those I love the most directly, what would I think about this?”
ask yourself, “What if the other side is right?” What do you gain and what do you lose
This is enough of a start to be in a grown up space for knowledge rather than in a place of being used as a pawn, in hopes that we are not thinking but just repeating.
Thinking like a mature person
Not repeating like a parrot
No one wants to be the parrot, however cute they are. They are not thinking their answers. They are parroting their training.
But even parrots have the animal instinct to care for another organic being: human or animal.
Take good care, provide good care,,