Seeing you for who you are

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I don’t know what it looks from the inside.  But from the outside it looks very Third World.

Leadership that is self-serving.  Millions divided and polarised.  A Presidential Family that oozes patronage and entitlement.  Billions spent on spin and PR.  And here we are – the US of A being watched by the whole world.  A country which believes itself the best in the world.  With a moral imperative to protect global freedoms.  And from the outside seems little different to those countries it accuses of patronage and entitlement.

Then this immediate choice for legal process.  Even before the result is announced the choice for confrontation and the courts.  For the rest of us it would be deemed unhelpful and irresponsible.  Yet here is the self-appointed leader of the “Free World” making claims that are so clearly untrue even a child can see that.  Making for the courts to manipulate and machinate.  Spouting bile and “fake news” without any seeming thought for integrity and the essence of “leadership”.

A president who claims God as his ally and God’s minions as his grass-roots supporters.  Not sure there is only One True God anymore.  Seems we have a God of whatever belief we need God to allegedly support.  And as for Love – a commandment to Love … ?   I haven’t seen much of that either. 

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Inside my own country we are not that different.  Another God-fearing (inclusive) country allegedly.  A government that is now governing by dictate rather than democracy.  Rules and Regulations spewing forth on a daily basis all directed and led by “The Science”.  Except The Science is of stopping death, and governing must be of living and life as well as minimising death.

Our country believes the government must control the virus without acknowledging that no government (or perhaps even any science) can control this virus.

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Only I and you can control this virus by our own decisions and behaviour.  That I can both avoid the spread from me and the spread to me by my own decisions and behaviour.  Not needing technology or science or the government.  Just me following some very simple and basic behaviours and decision-making.  Washing my hands.  Wearing a mask.  Keeping my distance.

And yet no government would make it that simple.  For that would mean you and I have control and no one else.  Except we prefer to make that “fake news” as well.  We need to believe we can do want we want and that the government will control the virus for us so we don’t have to.  And – of course – governments need to be needed.   Leaders need to be needed.  Power needs to be needed.  And with it the circus we are watching right now.

I gave up religion a while ago.  I gave up needing the bible around the same time.  My One True God is Love.  And Love does not need.  Love does not demand.  Love is always.  Love is kindness.  Love is freedom.  Love is strength.  Love is immortal.  Love is free.  And Love is within us all.  Love is not fake news.  Love is not legal action.  Love is not power and control.  Love is not empire and cartel.  Love is not the circus we are watching right now.

And, for me, Love is this moment and the next.  Love is NOT having to watch the circus and await its outcome.  Love IS connecting with whatever and whoever this day brings me.  Love IS choosing kindness over anger.  Love is my choice in every moment.  And when I look with Love I don’t even see a circus.

I see you for who are you not what you think you must be.

Love makes everything simple.  Even this loveless circus.

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