Do you know when political polarization takes you over? Are you aware how it feels in your body? Is it possible you’re trying to get rid of a frightening dilemma by choosing one side of the political spectrum as better and more correct than the other side?
If so, these tips based on NLP and spiritual inquiry will help you return to a calmer and clearer space. This potentially explosive time for politics, and the form of government in general, creates a powerful opportunity. You have the chance to dramatically expand your awareness, presence, and consciousness moment to moment.
Embrace this tumultuous time and catapult your view of things to a new and more expanded perspective.
What does this current circumstance of political polarization offer you besides angst, anger, and confusion? It’s a great opportunity, if you wish it to be. Expand your desire to become more conscious into a daily, if not moment to moment, empowering practice. Simply watching the news can create this circumstance for you.
The goal is three-fold:
- Being able to navigate the presence of such political turmoil with a new level of conscious awareness and calm.
- Allowing conscious awareness and calm to emerge from the perspective (viewpoint) that frees you to remain balanced.
- Embracing balance as the key that allows you to embrace and live the wisdom that being aware and present offer moment to moment.
Our rush to polarization is natural. It happens in the blink of an eye. It is an unconscious reaction.
Don’t judge yourself. In the midst of all the political polarization and rhetoric, you are automatically pulled to the position that matches your point of view. You want to honor your values. You want to take a stand FOR your values and AGAINST the opposing values.
This is the unconscious natural reaction to opposing points of view. One MUST be right and the other wrong.
Yet, conscious awareness demands you remain calm and present to what is – in this instance – two opposing viewpoints.
Remember that balance is the key – if not outwardly, then inwardly. To evoke it, simply do the following:
First, pay attention. Are you aware you’re getting unbalanced on the inside due to the apparent imbalance you’re viewing on the outside?
The Larger Whole to which we ultimately belong, call it what you wish, demands balance.
This is unfortunately not negotiable. And, yes, it’s hard to accept that the strategy this larger Whole employs to restore balance is the continual arise and fall of opposing points of view. Continue reading