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View Diary: NSA, VRA, #SB5, DOMA, Prop8....: how do you navigate the relentless storms? (9 comments)

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  •  I can sure relate Una. (7+ / 0-)
    How do find the grace to keep up the good fight without compromising your own inner peace?
    I think it's difficult, if not impossible, but maintaining inner peace while fighting wrongs amidst the turmoil of it all is a worthy goal. I hope we all manage somehow.
    •  I certainly find myself getting out of sorts and (6+ / 0-)

      edgy, often. And then have to work hard to find my way back to an inner centering. I believe that this is necessary for clarity in figuring out best next steps. But, it's so challenging.

      •  Guess I'm so old that (1+ / 0-)
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        the state of the [nation, world] today just isn't that upsetting anymore. Know a retired general, who I've asked regularly over many years whenever we see each other,

        "How's the state of the world, lately?"

        And to which he has always answered,

        "Desperate, as usual." Followed by one of those mumbled Popeye asides, "As it is designed to be."

        After awhile, if you pay enough attention to enough 'crises', this is a perennial chuckle. Ironic, yes. But it does help put things into a bit of perspective.

        Though today I'm exceptionally happy that DOMA has been punctured, and Prop8 slammed. I've been speaking aged wisdom to my sweet gay grandson for years now, that eventually the SCOTUS would have to rule. No matter how hard they tried to avoid it, the 'right' outcome has always been abundantly clear. Now he is free to love who he loves, just like the rest of us.

        But to tell the truth, he was doing so anyway. It's great to finally be freed of labels and pointless persecution on the bureaucratic level. But there has never been a law in this world that could prevent humans from falling in love with each other. Never will be.

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