Enough is enough. President Bush needs to be removed from office! Let us stop fiddling while Iraq is burning. What more evidence does this democracy need that these people in the White House shouldn't be running this country? This is perhaps what dictatorship looks like through an American lens.
The type of Personal Development that I espouse is practiced in a democracy. Or you are part of the struggle for democracy. This is not a close your eyes and relax philosophy. This is not a "suffering" spirituality. This is about the highest form of spirituality. Fighting the good fight. Standing up for the oppressed, the weak and exploited.
I can't enjoy prosperity if I don't do something to help the less fortunate. That doesn't mean I am asking all to sacrifice everything. But I am saying live with a conscience. Help others eat and stay warm. Look at the children of the world as being your own. And don't allow the richest most powerful nation destroy whole economies so they can fashion it to their liking. Much death and destruction form the fabric of that change.
I want to enjoy life. I can tell you that poverty truly does suck and despite what the conservatives say, no one willingly chooses it. I have been homeless. I know what it is to live with a hungry belly. I have on many nights read by candlelight ( hello Com Edison !). How many days in a row can you eat peanut butter. I remember. I know that the difference between me and the impoverished now is the shift in my thinking.
The lack of democracy - and we are currently lacking it- is directly related to poor living conditions around the world and here. If you want a peaceful soul, you need to seek a peaceful world. If the president you have now worships war, and this one does, throw him out!