Have you, like me, worked to avoid being upset about this election?
Tuesday morning, I woke with the sobering thought that the candidate I voted for — a month ago — would not win. To prepare for a country that could wrap me energy I didn’t want, I decided to:
- Become my own sovereign nation
- Create a constitution describing conditions in my territory
- Outlaw certain behaviors in my domain
- Deny border crossings to anyone who violates my country’s laws and constitution.
Where did I get such notions?
First, when a teenager, I discovered Max Ehrmann’s Desiderata which begins, “Go placidly amid the noise and the haste.” Near the end, the poem advises, “whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.” Desiderata ends, “Strive to be happy.”
Second, an Ancient Truth on how to change the world.
Third, this prayer, which begins: “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can and wisdom to know the difference.”
Fourth, The Four Agreements, this post’s featured video.
Hope these notes help create oasis and sanctuaries anytime, anywhere. Comment below.