Dawning Reality

8 May


At first when I awoke this morning to the election results I felt that I had been hit in the stomach, that every value I held dear had been and will be violated by the government that has been returned by the public vote.  This is true to a degree, and it will probably be horrendous.  Then, as I lay still, sinking into the depths of despair I realised two main things that I constantly *preach*  to others, but find hard to listen to myself…

  1. I have no control over the actions of any other person: therefore I have no responsibility for their choices, only the way that I choose to navigate the effects their actions have on my life.  I can choose to be cowed into submission, or I can choose to be a better member of humanity doing more to show practical love to all whom I encounter and work harder at the social justice projects I believe in.  Blaming anyone else than myself for electing the Tories back into power changes nothing.  Action to counter the effects this government will have on my society is my responsibility.  Despite feeling jealous of the people power now evident in Scotland!
  2. When I look at how many people DIDN’T vote for the tories I can see that rather than being alone there are many, many people out there who share many of my values.  In fact the no of people who actively withheld their votes from them is greater.  This gives me strength and hope to weather the storm that is ahead.  It gives me the motivation to DO whatever I can, whenever I can to make sure that I am one of those people who will be ready to rebuild society because I never stopped.

Now that dawn has come I will begin…

Namasté  Jules

2 Responses to “Dawning Reality”

  1. retiredandangry May 8, 2015 at 7:54 am #

    I’m absolutely certain that you are not the only person thinking that way this morning

    • julieanneda May 8, 2015 at 8:47 am #

      I hope we all row in a similar fashion then!

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