Yes, We Can!
As we all know, this first week in November 2008 has been a historical one. It’s an unoriginal statement but what else can you say when America has elected their first African American president? I personally was bouncing up and down all day last Wednesday, from six in the morning well into the night at an ‘Obama celebration party’ at one of my American friends’ house.
Yes we can. These words have been flowing through our media and our minds like a mantra. Imagine the impact that this affirmation has on the global collected consciousness; waves of hope and change but also of sheer possibility and potential. It’s the American Dream at its best. You could even connect it with Buddha potential, which is nothing other than realizing that indeed, yes, we can.
I imagine all the spirits that have been sacrificed for the same American Dream, especially the African souls and their descendants, resting a little bit more peacefully after this week. Karmically speaking, this has been a very good week and you don’t have to be a ‘believer’ to feel it.
As always, our inner critic may be busy shining its morning-after light on all of this. The American Dream is as much scrutinized as it has been cherished; especially here in Europe, where America is often associated with some kind of naivety. But this week I want to celebrate the side of America which believes so much in human potential. Let’s not take for granted or deny that a large amount of people at least feel that, yes, they can.
What happens next has yet to be seen. Obama, being one of those leaders that we so desperately need in this world, has pointed out very clearly that it won’t be easy and that individual involvement is essential. I share his conviction that, even though it may be difficult, not much is impossible as long as we each put our minds and hearts to it. Yes we can.