“We the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”
Inspired by the Preamble written by our founding fathers in 1787, I wrote the following poem in 2020:
What is the legacy of our posterity? What will it be from sea to shining sea? Brotherhood crowned by good, Or camo and teargas in the hood? A nation of peaceful democracy, Or the one percent autocracy? A sustainable planet for all, Or a divided people doomed to fall? Shall we provide more clean energy, Or continued mean mendacity? What will be our choices As we count ALL our losses? Will our blessings of liberty remain free To guarantee our posterity. What will be the legacy of our offspring? For how long will freedom ring, If accountability is not a thing? Shall we elect the man of the hour, Or the one to enliven our power? Can we bring back common sense Into the present tense? With the Soul of Democracy at stake, We can’t afford another mistake! For our country to stay afloat, We the People have got to Vote!
Surely there must be a logical explanation for current conditions that seem so out-of-control. If we look at life as a metaphor, then what does it all mean? From my perspective, it means to slow down and take a good look at each lie, each rumor, each situation, and go within to find the truth. Yes, we need facts to substantiate various claims via news and social media, but how do these facts relate to us as individuals? Are we letting our fears and preconditioned beliefs dictate our actions and reactions?
We must not allow ourselves to be stuck in negativity. It is up to us to raise our energy to a higher level. We make choices that influence our environment. Our thoughts become things, and they dictate the type of world we choose to live within. I teach this concept in my book, Theep and Thorpe: Adventures in Space. Although the book is geared toward young readers works for all of us and has been taught by various philosophers down through the ages. Does “You reap what you sow” sound familiar? There is a Universal Law called the Law of Attraction. It works by responding to our thoughts and feelings, whether negative or positive.
We live in both a physical world and a metaphysical world. Metaphysical, or spiritual, means that which is beyond the physical. I agree with some metaphysicians who suggest that the metaphor of current reality is the age-old battle of good vs. evil, or the light against the dark. There’s a schism of choices. We can choose to fear change and cling to outdated, ineffective thinking, or we can open our hearts and minds to better choices for the evolution of humankind.
Here are some ways to improve one’s mood and increase positive energy:
Spend time out in natural settings or any change of scenery with safety measures in place.
Count your blessings. Develop an attitude of gratitude for big and small pleasures such as a roof over your head, food to eat, and good friends and loved ones. Challenge yourself to find something positive in any situation.
Look around you. Notice what people you admire are doing and saying. Do they seem stuck, or are they resilient and adaptable to change? Set the intention to attract positive people to your environment.
Read books and watch programs that bring you joy and stimulate your mind.
Find and participate in creative outlets such as art, music, dance, creative writing, or journal writing for self-expression.
Exercise. Physical exercise is mood-enhancing and can improve your health.