Stop Children. What’s that sound? And other advice for 2020.

Okay.  So Dave actually gave me this idea, but I want to post this for just a minute and let you listen.


So here’s the rest of my food for thought.

There’s something happening here
But what it is ain’t exactly clear
There’s a man with a gun over there
Telling me I got to beware

It is NOT clear at all.  None of us should think this is okay what is going on here in America and around the world.  People are tired.  They have been locked down, out of work, lost wages and no one is still, honestly, very clear on what is happening next for the world.

I think it’s time we stop
Children, what’s that sound?
Everybody look, what’s going down?

It’s time to collectively pause and STOP and breathe.  What’s really going down?  None of us actually has a clue.  Not one of us.  Honestly.

There’s battle lines being drawn
And nobody’s right if everybody’s wrong
Young people speaking their minds
Getting so much resistance from behind

Why are the battle lines being drawn and by whom?  You know what happens when you walk away from a fight?  You win.  Stop arguing on your social media.  Stop spreading hate and false information.  Stop adding more wood to the fire, because I can tell you what.  There’s enough people adding to it right now.  If you believe strongly in your cause, and it happens to be that you voted in the election, or you think the UK being locked down yet again is wrong, etc, what are you next options?  Posting on social media getting it solved?  Not really.  Can you look up steps to petition something/someone/your government?  Can you look up how do we change the way America votes and can we make it in person voting or a mail-in ballot with a QR code?  Like it has to be scanned immediately.  What is with all the ballots being found?  Why didn’t they get processed when they were mailed in?  What is the process?  Can you look up why your country was being placed on lockdown again and what that is supposed to solve (I don’t know because I am not over there, but my friends are losing their businesses left and right in the UK).  But seriously.  If we are off work, school, life, etc, and this was 20 years ago, we wouldn’t have been on social media causing the fires to burn brighter and higher.

How can we use this for good?  What new measures do we need to take to ensure this NEVER happens again no matter where you live, what you believe, or who you voted for?  Nobody, and I do mean this, is right if everybody’s wrong.

Paranoia strikes deep
Into your life, well, it will creep
It starts when you’re always afraid
You step out of line, the men come and take you away

Paranoia and posting while afraid do not help your cause or your fear.  Fact check your posts.  Start petitions.  MOVE your body and get out and think before you post.  The worst thing I have seen is friends hating their friends.  It’s so bizarre what fear does to people.  So I posted this on my social media recently and I will post it here as well:

Accidentally walked all 5.2 or whatever miles today just clearing my energy. Here’s a few of my views from the walk. (on IG)

Trying to get clear on MY energy like it’s my job because OH. Hey. It is.
It’s not my job to spread fear and hate or political division. Nope. It’s not my job to shame anyone for voting for their personal candidate because of their personal beliefs.

It is my job to calm my thoughts, soothe as many as I can, and pull them into my calm. Do not let others pull you into their chaos.

I never do political posts for 1,500 reasons, and this is no exception, but I do click like on my friend’s posts when they’re speaking from their heart about certain matters. None of us owes anyone else an explanation on who we voted for, why, etc, in my personal opinion because that’s the great beauty of why we’re allowed the freedom to vote and choose who we might feel is the lesser of evils.

If a friend loves me, and knows my heart, genuinely, then whenever this is finally decided, I hope they still love their friends even if they feel there are sides. (there are none honestly)
I think we’ve forgotten we belong to each other.

Lastly, because Dave lives here in Virginia and I love him, here’s where I got the idea.  << Dave Matthews, thanks bud.


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