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Politics?

Politics?

Presidential campaign season is heating up here in the United States. With just one full year until the election, candidates are furiously fighting to get their messages out. Sigh. I’ve heard that there are countries where national political campaigns last for just 2 or 3 months. Can these magical places really exist? Could that happen here? Sounds like a worthy focus for deliberate creation.

I’m constantly surprised at how thinking about the law of attraction, changes how I see everything in my life, including politics. I used to think that it was my obligation to try to convince others to share my political beliefs. I saw people with differing political opinions as enemies and felt judged by people on all political sides. I was fighting against what I thought was bad and in so doing, was drawing it nearer. My arguments brought on more arguments. My worry brought on more worry.

Studying the law of attraction, convinced me to focus only on what made me feel good. I put down the burden of having to convince anyone of anything, including my political opinions. I backed away from politics and a wonderful thing happened. I started to like people again. Without dividing people into the camps of “for or against” my political beliefs, I started seeing them again as quirky individuals. It’s been an enormous relief.

I’m not comfortable with totally avoiding politics. It is how we choose leaders and make common decisions. It’s sometimes how we help each other. We would not be able to have roads and bridges and the huge networks of schools that we have, without banding together to create them. I want my vote and I appreciate a lot of what governments do for us. I just don’t want to lose my quirky new friends.

My understanding of the law of attraction, tells me to get clear on what I want and focus on that. Any action I take should be inspired by my positive focus. I can use the campaign season as a reminder to focus on what I want in government and politics. Perhaps I’ll be inspired to some action.

I know I want to feel good about my fellow citizens and elected officials, whatever their political beliefs. I want us all to feel happy. I want us all to be kind. I want to have good relationships with people in other countries, all over the world. I want us all to feel secure and prosperous and lucky.

Perhaps some gratitude lists about politics and politicians are in order. Isn’t that a new thought?