I’ve always been a little obsessed about the relationship among personal, organizational, and social transformation. This diagram outlines some of my thoughts as a holistic emotional model.
I am really happy about the number of women who were elected to Congress this fall. I posted a status update to this effect a few weeks ago. One of my friends, someone that I knew very well when I was a child, wrote a snide remark in response to my post. Normally, I might have found this to be offensive. But I know that he was, and probably still is, one of the funniest people I have ever known. I chose to feel amused and I responded with a similarly snide, yet convivial, comment.
Perhaps the true problem in our political system is that we are too serious and angry. It is not our difference that is problematic– it is our identification with, and interpretation of, these differences that causes conflict.
So let’s lighten up. Let’s focus on the seriousness of the issues we are exploring, but let go of the personal attachments that cause us to react with emotional violence. Let’s create a more miraculous world through our political system, and have fun doing it.
When we feel angry, we may also feel disconnected and stuck. As we come into awareness of this anger, we start to loosen up and open up. Things start to fall into place. Angst is the process of transforming anger into passion. Throughout this process, we continue opening up and aligning our life pieces. Ultimately, we find love in our hearts. We are free and wholly integrated.
At any moment in time, we can be in multiple parts of this chart depending on our interpretation of our experience, our perceived options, and our perceived capacity to change. Right now, I am writing this blog out of a place of pure love, integration, and freedom. Yet, I am living in a place where I am in the movement phase. It is much easier to change our inner countenance than our outer material reality; however, they are interconnected. By continuing to act with love, I will ultimately find the place to which I am going. In my lifetime, I hope to align and integrate all aspects of my inner and outer life having fully explored the possibilities and choosing what is best for me.