Some of my most thoughtful moments occur when I walk our golden retriever, Jake. This morning as we were traipsing up and town the hills, I was thinking about the economy and wondered what the silver lining in all of this might be ...
Suppose we're facing an economic crisis because...
it's time for all of us, not just a few, to get in touch with what's really important in life?
or that maybe, just maybe, we learn to measure others not by what's on the outside, but who they are on the inside?
or that it's time to conserve (and I'm not talking about coming from a place of lack) and having enough doesn't mean huge opulent excess? That frugal is in and excess out?
that economic hard times bring us to a new place of discovery within ourselves, who we were, who we are, and who we might become?
or that this challenging time gives us the opportunity to spend time and develop stronger ties with people we care about, not putting them on the back burner while we're off to pursue meaningless activities that pull us away from what matters most?
or that it's time to even out the balance of power???
I don't know.
I wish Jake could talk, my big old Buddha boy, he'd have the answers for me if only...!