Are the tragedies of today an engineered conspiracy?
It doesn’t matter – the question itself is a distraction from a deeper truth:
Do you ever play Chess or Poker or Monopoly?
To win, you’ve got to understand the motivations of your opponent.
Anticipate their moves.
Do not give in to their tricks to manipulate you into a vulnerable spot.
Have you ever been bullied, abused, or just watched it happen?
The only good response to being bullied or abused is –
powerful, peaceful control of your own responses,
for control of your emotions is what your abuser seeks.
Power seekers understand something about human nature:
“You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.”
– Rahm Emanuel (senior adviser to Clinton and Obama)
The only way “they” can use the “opportunity” of a “serious crisis” is if the American people are in reaction mode. Reactionary people are so very easy to manipulate. It’s like teasing your little sister.
Keep your composure.
Do not forget what America stands for – resiliency and triumph over the greatest odds.
BE an American.
Stay focused on the brilliant possibilities of the future.
Mourn the dead.
Comfort the grieving.
Do not reward the bully with the satisfaction of your fear and reactions.
Stay in charge of YOU.
Do something randomly nice for someone today. Do it again tomorrow.
Understand that the media makes money from the 24/7 news cycle.
Crises are to CNN as a bountiful harvest is to a farmer.
Partake of the media sparingly and conscientiously.
Do not give in to fear.
Masses of Americans who are sovereign in their minds and hearts will not be toppled.
We’ve got this.
Much love –