This might sound strange, but I can’t help but be hopeful in the midst of the chaotic political/social storm that we’re in right now. How else would we be able transform the underbelly of this country had it not been exposed?
The extreme polarization of views that we’re witnessing is ultimately going to give way to what Buddha called the Middle Path – a path of righteousness that arises out of a man or woman who operates from values and integrity.
Integrity implies integration. It is impossible to experience the inner peace that comes from living a life that is fully aligned with one’s values and be a polarizing figure at the same time. Walking the middle path means that we take responsibility for our projections (judgements charged with emotion); and instead, direct that energy toward being the best version of ourselves possible.
A revolution is not coming, for it is already here my friends.