Pure Blue Flame

The human will is a fire that emanates from some well of life bestowed in mysterious fashion. In the infant it is a pure blue flame subject to exterior forces and needs protection for its fine, unfettered nature.

Then, as a baby becomes an infant, becomes a toddler then child, the human will is open to self-starting. As she grows in experience and knowledge of the material world, a child-become-teen learns from the adults “in charge” how to stoke her own fire of will. This, she learns, is not a simple matter. Other wills-to-live impinge on hers and she struggles to refine her own.

As the human pageant records in tragedies, comedies, and dramas of all ilk, this struggle to regain one’s own will among others is no simple feat. Some never find it again but labor-on, fulfilling the will of others.

Acting Where It Counts

If you are like me, I frequently can feel overwhelmed with the constellation of problems Americans face in regard to integrity in government. Most of my calls to Mitch McConnell and other entrenched congressional men and women, have no perceptible impact.

However supporting a candidate to take his place has much more real impact. So that is where I am acting. Amy McGrath is the candidate I am supporting to replace Mitch, and Elizabeth Warren is the Presidential candidate to replace Trump, with a regular donation to each monthly.

*I want a new President with the character required of the office — Republican, Democrat, or Independent — he or she must raise the standards of American leadership.

On the state government level, I’ve decided to support women candidates where they run to change policies that make sense and improve the lot of families across the state. Party is not that important when a woman candidate has clarity of vision and experience to do a great job.

I’ve not been active with the city council. That will change this month as I decide to attend one of two council meetings each month at which I WILL use the term climate change which needs a thorough “airing” in Kentucky.

Personally, there all kinds of ways to support a clean environment and economic justice for families and workers. Equal pay for women is something I support. By charging what I am worth in my nonprofit consulting business I hope that I am applying pressure toward that goal.

Just being more “prickly” and less conciliatory (my natural inclination) can help this one Earthling, Kentuckian, Bowling Green resident, citizen to make an impact.

I am sure that those who read this blog are doing much the same. If you feel inspired, please share with us by making a comment to this post.

The key idea is to discern where one person can apply the most pressure toward the goals they support. Cut everything else out that is not achieving measurable pressure. Less online. More in person. Keep doing it.