What goes around comes around.
I thought about this when I read the articles and saw and heard the videos from Game 4 of the World Series in Washington. In case you missed it, in the 4th inning, they showed the Occupant and his wife on the Jumbotron (they were at the game). The crowd’s first reaction was to boo; then they to begin to chant, “Lock him up! Lock him up!” To silence the crowd, whoever’s in charge of the Jumbotron moved the camera to a group of military people who were accompanying the Occupant. That worked. The crowd stopped chanting, cheered for the military, and the game resumed.
The lesson for me in all of this is that I need to be careful about my words and my actions and even my thoughts. I do think what goes around comes around, whether I see it or not.
Years ago I was at a small presentation where the presenter (Sonia Johnson, for those of you who remember her) illustrated nonviolence by holding one hand up and as her other fist rounded to hit her hand, moving her hand down enough to miss the blow. It was a powerful image for me. I could really see how that blow went full circle, right back into itself.
So today, I’m going to try to let my thoughts, words, and actions reflect what I want back. Because I know that’s what I’m going to get, but more important, because I want to be part of the solution on our little planet. I want to be part of those who put the good stuff out there, enough so there’s no room for the kinds of things the Occupant continues to spew.