I could start this post with, “I don’t usually write about political topics…,” except that the word “political” doesn’t feel quite right to describe what’s unfolding before us now.
What is happening in my country has firmly left the realm of politics. We are now in the realm of the civic and the human. We are in the realm of choosing violence or nonviolence. We are in the realm of choosing between the delusions of othering or the truth of common humanity, of leaning toward emotional maturity or pathological emotional volatility. We are in the realm of protecting love, grappling with the rise of fear, seeing challenges to our long-held notions of human rights.
For eight years I’ve written here about our human potential, the forces that constrain it and the shifts that can unleash it. I’ve written about the legacy of women’s marginalization and this remarkable moment of change that you and I were born into, when women are stepping into our power. To not write about what is happening in my country, and how it relates to these issues, would be nonsensical.
And it would be my own fearful, people-pleasing way of playing small.
So, I want to let you know that I will be writing more in the next few months about the upcoming U.S. election, the movements surrounding it, the perceptions we hold of it – and how all of that relates to the things we’ve long talked about here.
My readers here are politically diverse (something I cherish) and I want you to know, whatever your views, I respect them, and you are welcome here. I know for a fact we have the most important things in common.
I don’t do othering. I don’t think one party or place on the political spectrum has a monopoly on truth. I think we all need to be speaking up right now. So I’ll speak my view of what’s happening and I open-heartedly invite you to speak yours.
Stay tuned for more, and if you are reading this via my email list, see the P.S. below if you prefer to opt out of election-related emails.