Friday, October 10, 2008
Think Globally, Act Locally, Listen Closely
I love this phrase or slogan, but I added the phrase Listen Closely (Thanks Joanna!) I have loved this phrase for decades as the environment has continued to be a growing concern. But not only do I try as much as possible to hold this phrase in my mind as I purchase items and make choices in my life regarding the environment and the products I use, but I think there is also a deep spiritual and practical lesson here. My goal and intention is to think about this world, this country, my larger community but also to look at where I have the power of responsibility. I have the responsibility for the choices and decisions of my life but as I make those decisions I can consider my greater community, my country, my world..our world. But then I must also listen, listen to what goes on internally in my mind, heart and soul and the world around me. Listening for the matching "yes" within myself and outside of myself. If there is a mismatch, I choose again, and again listen, learn and grow. My desire is that we do this individually but also collectively, making choices for our good and the greater good, but from a place of deep consideration and stillness and not reacting and overreacting from flared emotion. Don't know if this makes sense, but it is where I am today, right now. There is a challenge ahead of us all in the upcoming days, weeks, months and maybe years, but what I know is that this too shall pass, and we will come out on the other side, different, but better. All is well, all is good...all is! Love to all!