It’s raining and the days are about to start getting longer. A message to all political leaders: exercise the courage to take all living things into consideration when making decisions that affect them. Making America Great means returning compassion and soul. I have started wearing a safety pin as a statement that not only do I have compassion for honorable and ethical human beings, but also for all living beings.
I am moving to commenting on the interface between national events and personal philosophy and ethical core. Based on media-delivered information, including NPR, The New Yorker and Time, too many “elected” officials and national “leaders” are informing their actions out of self-interest at the expense of public good, and with President-elect D. Trump this trend is most frightening. Wisdom is not prevailing. Plus, being in a political position should not absolve him from rightfully brought lawsuits. His technical position should be held to the highest legal standard.
The Music of Strangers movie featuring Yo Yo Ma really touches the soul. He, and his fellow Silk Road musicains continually ask such questions as: Why are we here or how can we be of the most compassionate value to others and the earth? I walk with these questions like an arch over my meditations daily. Compassion was today’s luncheon companion, another mother who, like most who welcome new life, wishes the best for our young.
Reflecting on the role of proud in community. Are there aspects where pride acts more as a separator than as a unified in the community of man and of earth? Complex.
Welcome to The Backyard of Grace. I am on a journey of discovery through literary works, a casual walk, friends and the many enriching activities that share my daily paths. My Backyard recently hosted a spotted owl family. The mother was tender and vigilant and the father was always nearby at the ready. Now the chicks are away from the nest and sometimes I hear them calling in the night.