Sunday, April 21, 2013

Governing Yourself

Good government is peaceful government.

If you were managing your life vindictively and trying to protect and take over assets which were not your own, you would be continually at war with everyone else.

You would have to manage your wars.

And what if you couldn’t interest anyone else in them?

You would have to create the kinds of disturbances that would rivet everyone else’s attention on your wars.

If instead, you had welfare for everyone as your motivation, you would have peaceful relationships with everyone else.

This would allow resources for everyone which would allow them to come up with peaceful commerce and peaceful solutions among everyone else.

A competent government manages its resources for peace and spreads this philosophy throughout the world.

There are a few governments who are doing this.

Mismanagement of resources for a few is a ridiculously self-serving and limited outlook on a world where we could otherwise do so much good.

Let’s move ourselves individually toward this goal, and let it trickle upward to our world leaders.

© 2013 Kathryn Hardage

Friday, April 19, 2013

What Power Is For

Power is for nurturing.

Power is for growing.

Power is for sharing.

Power is for everyone.

Power is for learning in the way most suited to the expansiveness of the human mind.

Power is for imagination.

Power is for trust.

Power is for supply and abundance.

Power is for uplifting everyone.

Power is for community.

Power is for inclusiveness.

Power is for loving.

Loving is power.

Sharing is power.

Trusting is power.

Honesty is power.

Honesty is power.

Honesty is power.

Unselfishness is power.

Generosity is power.

Imagination is power.

Caring is power.

Learning expansively is power.

Accountability is power.

Compassion is power.

Community is power.

Look at all the power we have.

Now let’s all use it.

© 2013 Kathryn Hardage

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

The Wealth of Your Life

I am noticing the wealth that life holds in all the little things that occur.

There is a potential for a wealth of kindness in how we view things or comment on them.

Whenever we add to this wealth, we are increasing the compassion in the world.

There is a potential for a wealth of courtesy when we deal with others, especially unexpectedly.

We can support an interruption or we can be angry.

There is a wealth of opportunity when we support another’s ideas.

There is enough weight on conformity already.

There is a wealth of community, although we mostly have not discovered it yet.

There is a wealth of delight and happiness when we do not compare ourselves to others.

We can acknowledge what we actually enjoy just for ourselves.

There is a wealth of appreciation for art we like, books we like, all available in the thoughts which we think.

There is a wealth of expansion through all these areas.

The world of wealth is open to us.

© 2013 Kathryn Hardage