We are a simple species who too often insist on making things complicated.
“Treat others the way you want to be treated.” “Love one another as I have loved you.” “We all do better when we work together.” “What goes around, comes around.”
You see, the rules are clearly stated. And, for extra incentive, the most obvious advantage to following them is rooted in self-interest!
Currently, there’s a strong wave of awareness and activism motivated by most, if not all, of the above quotes. Good, because that’s what it’s going to take to save us now. I’m again reminded of Edmund Burke’s quote, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good people to do nothing.” I’m glad that so many good people are finally willing to do something about the evil that has been draining the life out of our existence. It’s a good start and we can use a few more.
So– are you willing to do what it takes to boost your level of self-interested harmony? In addition to signing petitions, putting your body where your convictions are is the next great step. Show up and make phone calls, knock on doors, make signs, make sure your voice is heard, and please for the love of everything that’s holy– VOTE and encourage others to vote, too!
Margaret Mead said it best– “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”
This month’s message comes in the form of a song. Some of the songs will have a special meaning for you and some of them are here just for the joy of it. I encourage you to listen to your song and any others that call out to you.
For all of us:
Something Beautiful Remains – Tina Turner
Love’s in need of Love Today – Stevie Wonder
THE EMPEROR (March 21 – April 20) How Can It be Forbidden If It’s Love – 3rd World
EMPRESS (April 21 – May 20) A Change is Gonna Come – Sam Cooke
THE LOVERS (May 21 – June 20) Celebrate Me Home – Kenny Loggins
THE CHARIOT (June 21 – July 20) Why I Sing The Blues – B.B. King
THE SUN (July 21 – August 22) Who Will Buy? – Aaron Neville
The Hermit (August 23 – September 22) Amazing Grace – Aretha Franklin
JUSTICE (September 23 – October 22) Standing Knee Deep in a River and Dying of Thirst – Kathy Mattea
THE MAGICIAN (October 23 – November 21) Take it to the Limit – The Eagles
THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE (November 22 – December 21) You May Be Right – Billy Joel
THE WORLD (December 22 – January 19) Nature Boy – Nat King Cole
THE STAR (January 20 – February 19) Painted On Canvas – Contra Costa Singers, Stephanie Austin Letson, Director
THE MOON (February 20 – March 20) Hallelujah – K.D. Lang