It seems to me that we ALL voted our values… that’s why we react at a visceral level to the prospect of another four years of this administration.
I, for one, find that my core values are being severely violated by this crowd.
–Stewardship and protection of the natural world;
–Preserving the dignity and equality of all humans;
–A fair and open society;
–An open and honest Government;
–Civility and collegiality in public conversation.
Some of the values are spiritual:
–each human reaching their full potential
–holding creation as sacred
–Compassion for the weakest in our society;
–Humility, particularly in foreign policy;
I believe that our current culture conflict is, at its heart, a values conflict.
The more I reflect on this, the more painful the prospect of the next four years of societal and environmental degradation. I need to go back to the Principles of Spiritual Activism again and again to maintain my center.