Cooler weather recently here in Northern Idaho. The leaves know their days are numbered and are pushing their most brilliant colors forward, just to show off some, before they return to the earth. It is raining today -water dripping off golden and red leaves, making a lovely little sound.
It’s a nice day for reflecting on how good life can be as we learn our lessons in being human. The sun is taking a well deserved break. It’s rumored that he likes to go to a secluded beach somewhere in southern Mexico and soak up the…well soak up himself, I guess. (Forgive me for that).
At any rate if you take even just a half hour in the morning just being quiet instead of hurrying into your day, you have a better chance of recognizing your ego games and emotions as they arise. It can be painful at times too. I am beginning to understand I am a smuck a lot more than I thought I was.
I have a political science degree and have, at times, been pulled into these election dealings, sometimes against my better judgment. Lots of folks think I am a conspiracy nut, I prefer the term “truth seeker”. I still had quite a bit of paranoia in me after coming off the streets; when you get hurt early in life as many of us have, the world can seem like a scary place. That paranoia upped itself some as I did research into 9/11 and other topics.
We all want to feel safe and I thought if I knew what was “really” going on, that I would be better prepared for future events. Over time, God has taught me that I have truly always been safe and these days God is where I seek my comfort. No future catastrophe imagined or real, scares me much at all any more.
Well Wikileaks is starting to confirm a lot of what many have suspected of the Clinton crime syndicate for quite some time. A couple of days ago –in my mind only I am sure– I was able to argue a couple of friends of mine into silence. I kicked back on my bed that night and kind of felt smug, self-righteous, superior and arrogant. What a sad, lonely way to feel.
As my paranoia slackens I am beginning to wonder if I am even really that interested in politics anymore. I may be, but if I am going to stay involved there, I am going to have to figure out a way to do it without making it some kind of war.
Part of me has been angry at liberals for all the loaded words they use to describe the so-called “deplorables”. But to call liberals arrogant is sort of a kettle/pot thing for me at least. So I am trying to see them as just another person in need of kindness. I will state my case I guess, but not as a way to prove them wrong or win. Just simply stating how I feel. This is sort of long-winded way of getting to a new Hobo-Metaphysics.
To see yourself as either better or worse, than another human, is the loneliest thing you can do. So as you state your case on social media, don’t do it to win or prove someone an idiot. Do it because you enjoy expressing who you are! You are lovely deplorables! Do it with love in your heart for yourself and whoever else may be reading what you have to say.
Hobo John here, I love you with everything that I have and just as you are.
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