The United States presidential elections are tomorrow.
If my private practice is any indication, however minute a sampling, people are crazy anxious about this election cycle. Three people were in tears this past week alone.
People are terrified. I’ve heard the argument on both sides, too.
If Mitt is elected, we’re doomed.
If Barack is elected, we’re doomed.
No, beloved, we are not doomed. We are not doomed now. Nor will we be doomed then.
Sure, there’ll be a game change if a party other than the one on top now takes the top position.
The thing that people’s reactions brought home to me was the fear underlying those reactions. Election politics in the United States are complex, often mean, and indecipherable for most people. It has to do with the Electoral College.
Still, the reactions to this election in my small sample prove the point I make to people all over the world:
The one thing everybody can agree on, no matter how extremist they are, is that we all want peace.
So I say, for this presidential season, Elect Peace!
I mean, of course, elect to be peaceful within yourself, first.
Then, offer your inner peace to others, one at a time.
The option to elect peace, no matter who you vote for, is available to each of us every single moment of every single day.
Now pull that peace lever in your own life, elect peace, and go vote!
P. S. So after I wrote this, I went to Google Images to get an appropriate graphic for my post before I send it to my sweet editor at Ode, Michelle, and it turns out there’s an organization I didn’t even know about called electpeace.org. Thank God somebody beat me to it!
By Susan Corso