I voted. It feels like cause for celebration despite the steep uphill political trudge we’re experiencing. I suppose I feel celebratory today because I still believe in democracy and the basic principles of a republic. Because I’m still grateful to have a voice and because it just feels good to use it.....to align action with internal belief. This really isn’t a political post, though there is much to say. This is more about how powerful internal and external alignment are to me. As a sensitive and absorptive human, it’s taken me a long time in this life to find my voice. Step one. What a gift that has been. Step two has been learning how to be who I am consistently. Even when I think no one with notice or care. But also when people will notice or care and I feel vulnerable. This has been monumentally important in my personal movement toward a positive self image, concept and esteem. Not built through external approval of who I am but instead, through knowing who I am and behaving accordingly. That’s the true definition of integrity btw. I’ve grown to really love that word. Having a personal compass that doesn’t waver is lofty goal but I keep pushing that direction because with each step closer I find myself calmer, more confident, kinder and better at love. I wish those things for myself, everyone I adore, everyone in this country and everyone on this planet. Oh hell, let’s keep going......for every little soul in the universe and beyond. .
So hooray! I voted. Damn right that’s important, for so many reasons. I can’t say that I feel it will change the world right now but it’s something. And lots of somethings add up to bigthings.