Whether you are for Trump or Hillary, are you creating the President you hate?
As I observe what is being posted on social media, I am seeing an increasing number of my loving, peaceful, compassionate friends posting messages of anger, frustration and hatred. I expect this from the other party, but as I’ve said in previous blogs, there really is no other, there is only us. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could all behave as us kindness and respect?
The Law of Attraction says that which you focus on expands. This is especially true if you focus with strong emotion. Through our concentration and attention, we bring forth not only what we want to manifest in our lives, but also what we do not want to see come to pass.
“She’s a dishonest, arrogant, warmonger.”
“He’s a racist, misogynistic, hothead.”
If we keep our focus on these qualities, it matters not which candidate wins, we will call forth these very qualities that we so abhor and create a warmongering, misogynistic, hotheaded, dishonest president.
Surely we will have areas of disagreement and criticism towards the opposing candidate. That’s an integral part of the two party system. But we can express our differences with a civility that befits the nation in which we live.
Rather than posting the horrific qualities of the opposing candidate, we can post the qualities of our candidate that would make for a good president.
As I think of the qualities I want in a president, these words come to mind: honorable, capable, statesman/stateswoman, fiscally savvy, experienced, capable of bringing out the best in a two-party system to reach consensus. And yes, faithful to the Constitution and its amendments that all are created equal, endowed with rights and protection.
As I turn to Facebook and Twitter I long to see not the qualities that my friends and followers detest in the opposition, but the qualities they truly want in our next president.
~written by Amy Bryant, Safety Harbor resident blogger
Author of You CAN Go Home Again