by Nick Andrea
I am very pessimistic about the way the world is going. Two days ago Amendment One was passed here in North Carolina, banning the legal recognition of civil unions. Too bad, gay folks and those who wish to start a family without having the corrupt church’s stamp of approval.
I’ve this impending feeling of crisis, even almost panic about the US of A. It feels like Rome in its days of collapse. One the same night that the Amendment passed, three of my neighbors’ cars’ tires were slashed, the door to the neighborhood tennis courts was ripped off, and the most beautiful mural downtown was defaced with spray paint.
What forward movement I do see seems paltry in comparison to the inertia to change and the flat-out hatred and disregard for others’ property and rights I see in this country.
And yet through all of it I choose to remain in the presence of God. Through all their is to get down about something deep inside me just. will. not. give. up. hope. I wrote on facebook, “I guess hope is not something that comes from what happens outside, but a choice one makes regardless, inside.” and so it is.
I choose to surrender to the flow of the divine within me. It guides me, always, and has never let me down. It takes care of me and does not let me fall. It brings me everlasting peace in the moments I choose It. Now, what’s to get down about that?
The world is getting crazier, have you noticed? Amendment One was just passed here in NC.
Yet, I am surrendering my will more to the One within. What better time to do so?