Election Season

It’s your life, but only if you make it so. The standards by which you live must be your own standards, your own values, your own convictions in regard to what is right and what is wrong, what is true and false, what is important and what is trivial. When you adopt the standards and the values of someone else or a community or pressure group, you surrender your own integrity. You become, to the extent of your surrender, less of a human being.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Sending you all strength and fortitude as we navigate the tail end of this season of madness. Here’s hoping that we vote with our hearts–with integrity, with care, with reverence for the power of our own deeply felt humanity.

I am hopeful about the future of our country (although cautiously so), but even more than that, I am hopeful that regardless of who is in power, we, the people, will choose to move ahead and make a just and meaningful collective life that nurtures us–and the planet that sustains us.

Now, get ready to VOTE VOTE VOTE! Go to vote.org if you need help or have any questions about where/when/how you can vote on November 3.

(via Josh Johnson)