I have a plan…a protest plan…
…a way to combat the negative actions of our president-elect:
When he does something to abuse the planet, I will do something to heal the planet.
When he insults another, I will praise another.
When he indulges in conflict, I will try to ease conflict.
When he acts small, I will do my best to act tall.
I could go on, but I think you get the idea.
Yes, the scales of power are tipped in his favor…
…but if I stick to my plan, can you really say I’ve been defeated?
However, I do expect to be angry at his decisions, much of the time. I will try to be aware of the disappointment and sadness beneath that anger…
But though I grieve, I won’t stop fighting. I won’t let myself get bogged down in those emotions. I’ll keep working to heal myself, to ease my own inner conflicts. I’ll keep reminding myself to honor and love others, to honor and love this planet…
Through such actions, I’ll keep trying to realize my full height.
© 2016, Michael R. Patton
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