Patriotism is based on love!
I was startled to hear on the news that there are a group of people in the USA who lack patriotism, pride in their country and who as a result lack pride and love for the values that bind us all together today. So what is fact and what is fiction? As a life coach and a relationship expert, I have seen how the young and old have lost touch with their true purpose and have been totally captivated by what is presented in front of them whether it be in the school environment or through the news media and movie industry.
It is very hard to have a healthy relationship with your self or others if your thinking is overshadowed by negativity or dark-sided exhibits of anger, resentment, greed and even unforgiveness. If you are expending emotional energy in the wrong direction, you eventually become so distracted in life that you somewhere along the line lose your compass and become a follower of the loud noise of the problematic minority who thrive on divisiveness and attacking those who stand for values and principles.
Respect, tolerance and a commonality of purpose for all good peoples is what we need to stand for. In truth, if we humans were willing to live with the first two commandments of our Creator, we would not need all the other rules and laws. They are: To love your God with all your mind, heart and spirit and to love your neighbor as you love yourself. “Love” is the common denominator. All good and healthy relationships thrive because those involved believe in those principles. Become your own relationship expert and start cultivating these simple principles; when you do, your life will improve and your circumstances will be filled with grace. I believe we can all be our best life coach because after all, it is the life we get to live when we make sound and wise choices.
Our country is a place where we get to live our dreams, to walk freely and enjoy the simple pleasures that are placed in front of us. To take advantage of these gifts and benefits requires each of us to accept and assimilate with the principles and values that our country was founded upon. With all of the freedoms and treasures that our country shares comes a duty and responsibility for all peoples to keep their focus on the truth, to educate themself for their highest and best good and to be filled with sufficient pride and self-respect to stay on the high road as you refuse to get involved in the battles and anger of those who have only one mission—to create conflict and disruption. Those individuals are the enemy. I encourage you to identify those who have self-serving messages and move away from them. Don’t waste your time on connecting with the wrong people. It’s time for you to reach the fullness of your destiny by choosing wisely as you build healthy relationships with those who have the same motives and purpose that you stand for. Coach yourself daily! Fill your mind and spirit with those values and principles that will make a good and healthy difference in your world. Be the change you want to see in the world. Lead by your example and tap into the patriotic spirit that makes all of us members of a free and prosperous country. Mark Twain once wrote in Notebook, 1904: “In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.”
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