Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Every Day is Election Day

Shepard Fairey

Each of our choices in the past built the world we live in today. And each of our choices from this moment forward will build the world of tomorrow.

If you're not living your values, whose life are you living...and what kind of world are you building?

Every dollar you spend or choose not to spend is a vote. You voted yesterday. You'll vote today ~ maybe hundreds of times.

Will you vote for a world that respects human rights, protects the environment, and has compassion for animals?

Or will you make choices that build a world you really don't believe in?

Excerpt from Nonviolence United

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Not Buying It does not mean to simply give up spending money ~ or live a hermetic life of asceticism. It *does* mean being conscious, awake, mindful of our choices. And considering:

What do we value?

What/who do we want to support with our money?

What kind of world do we want to see?

What indoctrination and propaganda are we no longer Buying? And how will that change our spending habits?

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This journey goes far beyond our wallets. It cuts at the core of who we are and what we believe. Our beliefs come from our thoughts about the world, our heads, our thinking mind.
Our values come from our hearts, our center of love, compassion, mercy.

Not Buying It must address both in order to bear lasting fruit for change ~ to create the kind of world we want to see with each voting dollar we spend.

We can no longer afford to stay asleep.

1 comment:

GailNHB said...

You are sooooo right; we can no longer afford to stay asleep. Thanks for the reminder to vote wisely and carefully, not only with our money, but also with our time and our values and energy - and even with our food choices.

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