Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Can we put our attention on something good?

I am sitting here watching the debate...and...AND...I want a different discussion. My goal and intention is to turn my (our) focus on something, well positive. To activate hope again, that hope that initially excited me about Obama's message that has seemed to diminish in the energy and fear of the current market and the tendency towards mud-sligging during these weeks before the election. I want to have a discussion here about vision, what are our hopes and dreams beyond what is going on right now, beyond who is actually elected, do our dreams really change based upon who is running the country? What is the vision of hope that you hold for this country period, that is not contingent upon who is sitting in the oval office. I see a country that is in recovery and strong. Moving out of a financial struggle but as a result of the "struggle" a country that has learned to take ownership again, to be responsible in its choice and decisions instead of blaming everything on them, the government, elected officials, money hungry wall street, etc. etc. Join me in this conversation and make a post. What is your vision for good?

7 comments:

Rainbow said...

I see a world where there is no "us and them." Where boundaries and fear subsides and the Truth of our ultimate oneness prevails.
~Rainbow, RScP

Rainbow said...

ps- Darrell, you rock, thanks for inspiring this conversation.

Carol said...

Hey D!

I've started a monthly event called Imagine If where we talk about the world how we see it as good and whole. We do future pulls around too. This month it is on Wednesday. The next one will be Monday November 3rd...perfect timing. I hope you can make it. WE should get a huge group to imagine if!

Miss ya!
Carol

jim said...

I see a world in great transformation. I am feeling excitement as we witness new wide-open possibilities and the waking of millions of beautiful minds.

Darrell Jones said...

I love everyone's posts, esp. the no "Us and Them" comment Rainbow. We all still live together here in the same country, right? We are still one nation under a groove.

Joanna said...

Hey D --

Great stuff -- congratulations on your RScP ... I think what's missing from the conversation is 'listening' -- we all need to open our ears, hearts and minds and listen to one another, the earth, the universe ... the possibilities will then be revealed ... love and light -- Joanna

Grant P. said...

I, too, have been disappointed in the election process reverting back to attack and defend tactics. As an Obama supporter, I hold to the belief that he actually holds a higher vision than the country is ready to hear. A global view that holds all humanity sacred, refuses to vilify other religious views, and recognizes that the only way to combat greed is to share our blessings. I can still find it between the lines. We need to let go of the idea that America needs to be the "best" nation, the driving economy, the only country who gets the biggest weapons. All of these are based on insecurity and fear. We can, however, use our current position to guide the world to a new set of standards, of sufficiency and sharing, of compassion and gratitude. This life is a journey after all, not a competition. Perhaps there is wisdom in the suburban soccer league, where everyone who shows up gets a trophy.