Tomorrow is election day here in the U.S. If you are a U.S. citizen, please vote. The word out there is that this is the most important election of our lifetimes. It seems to me that we heard that in 2008 as well, but nevertheless, this one is important. And they all are. We’re talking about our future. However, I’d like to invite perhaps a different perspective for why I believe that this election is so important.
Most all of us have already decided who we are voting for and we are clear about our reasons why. We believe that one approach to our future will be better than another. Yet in all probability, the path that leads us forward towards creating a world that works for all is not going to be purely Democratic or Republican, Libertarian or Green Party, Tea Party or Occupy Movement. In fact, I suspect that the way forward toward a world that works for all has not yet been discovered.
So how do we find it? We can begin by letting go of what we think we know already and our attachments to how we, personally, want things to be, and be willing to listen to a greater potential waiting to unfold – perhaps even one that we hadn’t even imagined. And then help our elected leaders learn to do the same.
We live in a rapidly changing world. Every day we are confronted with new situations and circumstances, many of them unexpected. Therefore, all we can do is learn as we go along. Every day, it’s a new world all over again. Our challenge and opportunity is to build systems that are equipped not only to ride the waves of change, but to actually thrive on the forward evolutionary process – to make the most of these rapidly evolving times.
So tomorrow, regardless of which candidates you vote for, I invite us all to collectively hold the intention for our country and for our world that we find that path. And then I invite you to hold an intention for the winning candidates, regardless of who they are, to be willing to look at our future with fresh eyes, listen with fresh ears, and to think intuitively so that the best path forward can make itself clear. Hold our newly elected leaders in their greatness and in their wisdom. Hold them in the power of their hearts. Hold them in the ability to perceive a bigger picture than they ever before imagined.
It is an inescapable fact that we are all in this together. We got to where we are together, and we can only move forward to create a world that works together. It’s time to move past the opposition paradigm and into the co-creative paradigm. Tomorrow we have the chance to elect the candidates that we believe can best do that, AND to set a very clear intention for the way forward for the United States as one of the world leaders in serving a greater good.
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