Thursday, February 12, 2009

the mirror meditation movement!

Most of us, especially here in the Keys, shuffle through our day-to-days at an easy pace; Loving our friends and families and enjoying the nature and nonsense that define our lives in the world around us. Then, something happens. . .

Either lightening strikes or we weren't paying attention and we have a real time, in our face problem. A problem that's up so close in our face that, at first, we can't make any sense of it. Maybe we indulge ourselves in a few minute of worry and whining over it but after that, we all know the drill. . .
Take a step back, look at the problem from another angle, see it more clearly and figure out a solution to get over, under, around or through it.

Wouldn't you think the Washington whiz-kids in the House and Senate would know all that? Sure, they were all asleep at the switch when the "economic crisis" they helped create hit the fan - We can forgive that, everyone screws up. But their screw-up happened back in September and the thing WE THE PEOPLE should not forgive, is the five months of hand wringing, whining and partisan bickering they've been doing while the rest of us are left swinging in the wind because of their failure to act.

Clearly, they don't yet know what to do and, left to their own initiatives, will bumble their way into a solution to serve their own interests. They don't know (or very likely care) what your interests are, YOU DO. They don't know what my interests are, I DO. There are no layoffs in the Senate, no cut-backs in the Congress; so how can they come up with a solution that really works for us? They can't, but WE CAN. The solution begins with the face in your mirror.

I invite you all to join the Mirror Meditation Movement!
Every morning, after you've finished brushing your teeth, spent an extra 5 minute or so in front of your mirror. Look into your own eyes and think about what it's going to take to get through the day ahead. Consider the problems and how you might solve them, weigh your choices and define your concerns. Then, pick up the phone. The American Republic is a representational government. The Washington whiz-kids work for us and it's the responsibility of WE THE PEOPLE to give them direction and tell them what works best for us.

I've been doing it for a week now, a phone call every day. (not a letter or an e-mail, I want them to hear the organic, no nonsense tone of my words) Always politely, I voice my concerns and offer suggestions for what they can do to help me, personally. I figure by the end of the month I'll be on a first name basis with Ileana Ros-Lehtinen. But that's how it should be.

Get behind the Mirror Meditation Movement!
There are more of us than there are of them and if we get their phones "ringing for representation", all day everyday, they'll have a better understanding of who we are, what we're about and how they can best serve us.

The following two links are directories of the House and Senate where you can, very easily, find the reach information for your representatives. . .

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