Reflection on Boundaries

Version 2We all need individual boundaries for our mind, body and spirit. Healthy boundaries give one a strong sense of self and safety and ability to interact with others. Most people have good boundaries and are comfortable interacting socially.  There are those who for whatever reason are more isolated and choose not to interact much socially.  Where is the balance? Only an individual can choose provided they are of sound mind and not suffering from some pathology. 

There are many life situations and differences in personalities that elicit a need for excessive boundaries. It is a way to protect one from being hurt or threatened because of insecurity. So too are there ways to heal from life’s ‘curve balls ‘that we all deal with at sometime in journeying on our path.Yet, most of us don’t build a moat around ourselves or our castle.

Thus, my reflection is on wondering why our country would need to build ‘walls,’ ‘boundaries to keep out other  people? Have travel bans on special groups of people to keep them out? Yes, monitor closely those coming in and out of the country. Isolate? I think not. Our Statue of Liberty is an icon welcoming others from other cultures. They bring new ideas and expand our country. We are all immigrants, except for Native Americans, who have suffered needlessly and continue to be treated abusively. When does bigotry stop and where does it end? No pipelines, please, you can’t drink oil. No walls, the people are taxed enough ~ Billionaires have no financial concerns~ they have so much money they could end poverty if it wasn’t for their own greed. Walls? Use them appropriately to keep the ocean from consuming the earth, to keep people safe but not because one wants to isolate us from the rest of the world. Yes, good , healthy boundaries,  make good neighbors ~ not a prison.

I WONDER,  AS I WANDER ~ WHO ARE WE BECOMING?????

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Beyond Reflections

archwaywp‘Through the Glass Darkly’

Beyond reflecting for sure ~ It is now a given ~ We now have a leader that is ‘beyond belief’ and ‘the people’ chose him. I am concerned that it is the ‘dumbing down’ of America. I want to believe that this situation will take care of itself in some strange manner. 

We are still very much a patriarchal society and the powers that be chose to put this man in rather than a woman. Women did not even ban together to put a woman in the White House. Is this country so focused on ‘material things’ that they lost a sense of ethics, values and a united front for freedom and what this country originally stood for? Or am I seeing through a ‘glass darkly’ and fooling myself that we stood for something unique.

It would appear that greed and power is what the politicians and their cohorts are going to be allowed to focus on more and more; in fact, lose the strength of this country by ‘selling us out.’ I truly want to hope for the best; yet, there is little right now I can hold onto given the political situation. I don’t trust the ‘Commander in Chief’. I have read his resume and  I am not impressed. 

It definitely remains to be see what the end results will be.