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When I started this blog I promised myself I wouldn’t write about politics. I changed my mind and I need to tell you why.
American political discourse is negative because American political discourse is about personalities not ideas. The easiest way to crush an idea is to trash the messenger. Debunking the idea is much harder because it requires people to pay attention. Most political blogs attack opponents and try to destroy people and I can’t stand the thought of using my blog to destroy other people. I want this blog to serve other people. So I decided before I started blogging that this blog wouldn’t be political.
I changed my mind because we ask political leaders to solve most of our big problems. As I consciously examined these problems, I discovered that our political leaders will never solve these problems because we can only solve these problems by changing the way we think. So how do we change the way we think?
Some people believe the best way to change the way people think is at the point of a gun. I disagree. Iraq is a clear example of trying to change people’s beliefs at the point of a gun. Another example is the war on drugs. In most government programs the threat of violence isn’t so obvious, but it’s always there, if you look deep enough.
Remember, when you ask the government to solve a problem for you, you may be (and probably are) indirectly asking the government to force someone else to do something against their will. Sometimes protecting liberty warrants the use of force but most times it does not. I use this litmus test – does this solution require the government to initiate force to get compliance. When we debate a new law, program, or military action, we are deciding whether to threaten violence against one group of people in order to aid another group of people.
What does this have to do with personal development?
As Christine and I watched the makers of the “The Secret” on Oprah a few days ago, James Ray said something that stuck with me. He said that you can achieve anything you want by going – Three for Three. In order to achieve our dreams we must have our thoughts, feelings, and actions all in alignment. When we go – Three for Three – we can accomplish anything and conquer any obstacle. So if James Ray is right, and I believe he is right, then looking outside of ourselves for the solutions to our problems won’t work. It will always fail. All power lies within us. Until we take responsibility for our own thoughts, feelings, and actions, nothing will change. So when we ask the government to change the world, we are not taking responsibility for the world we created, we are delegating that responsibility to a bully.
We are born free to think, feel, and act – government does not grant you these rights – they are an innate gift to humanity. Government can protect us from thieves, but more often, as seen throughout history, government is the thief.
In order to change the world we must volunteer to change ourselves. We must change the way we think, feel, and act. But while doing so, we should not attempt to change the way other people think, feel, and act by initiating coercion and force against them. Since the Law of Attraction creates more of what we ask for, do we really want more force and coercion in the world? I don’t.
I try to imagine a world where all people are free to think, feel, and act on their dreams, without despots, police states, or other organized criminals thwarting them with violence, corruption, and regulation. Political leaders cannot create your tomorrow for you, only you can do that. All political leaders can do is get out of your way, fight those that initiate violence, and allow you to live free.
We are always trying to fix the past, but we can’t fix the past. We can’t even fix the present. All we can do is learn from the past and present to create a better future. Instead of dwelling on past injustices, let’s create a better future today. So I ask you to join me in visualizing a world where all people are free to realize their dreams.