In support of BLOG ACTION DAY 09, I offer an alternate perspective on this year’s theme of CLIMATE CHANGE.
My offering probably differs from most out there about saving the environment, global warming, the death knell of a dying planet, the need to go green, stop driving or eating meat, and the call to become stand up citizens by tele-commuting and being vegan. Some of these I do agree with, however this post isn’t about that!
“As without, so within.” as the Good Book states. Purely and simply, our external experience is a reflection of our internal reality.
Do you have a sense of your inner climatic (or climactic!) conditions from moment to moment? If there’s a change, do you label it good or bad? What if it doesn’t change or shift?
Is it warm and sunny when you are around family and relatives? Is it foggy and rainy around your boss and co-workers? Is it stormy conditions when you speak with your in-laws? Or flood warnings when you see your ex?
Do you already anticipate or forecast the weather before you interact with them? There’s value in knowing ahead of time what the forecast is so you can prepare accordingly. You know what weather gear to put on – the hip waders of judgment for the negativity and crapola folks lay on you, the sun block when you face someone who loves you more than you can bear, etc.
Or is there a better way?
Truth be told, we are always in control of our inner climate regardless of who is in front of us. We are never at the position of victim and caught unprepared by the weather of someone else’s upset or issue. We always, yes always, have a choice what we wear and how we deal with unwelcome forecasts.
We have freedom to create our own weather forecast, and the weather that we embody internally. I suggest next time you feel a storm brewing with another, you take a moment to check your doppler radar and sense if that storm is really there or is it a false report. You know how accurate some weather forecasts are, not?!
I’m sure many, many bloggers out there are opining on their perspectives on climate change, and among them are some experts who know the global impact studies and carbon footprint of you and I. As I don’t claim to know all that, except what I, like you, read elsewhere, I’ll stick to the climate areas I do know about! I firmly believe change comes from within, and we will do much to reduce the hot air being generated by some folks by being more present to our choices and our feelings. Then we can make constructive changes externally that benefit everyone. Are you with me?