Posts Tagged ‘Politics’

The Personal IS the Political

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

Welcome to Blog Two!  I want to thank everyone who commented on the launch of this valuable new tool, which, as I mentioned, is related to my as-yet-unpublished book Lost and Found in London:  How the Railway Tracks Hotel Changed Me.  The comments were positive – with one exception.  Someone very close to me had a concern.

This thoughtful person felt that I should not combine my political work and website with my self-help-style blog – which might be considered by some as “flaky”.  As you can imagine, this gave me food for thought.  No one, especially in journalism, wants to have this particular “f” word applied to them!  Credibility flies out the door.

However, although I have certainly taken this advice into consideration, I have decided to maintain the connection between website and blog – and hope for the best.  There is an important reason for this.

As I stated in Blog One, we all have several worlds – internal and external – on varying levels.  What is equally important to acknowledge is that the spiritual and tangible are very closely linked.  Actually, they are impossible to de-link, although many have tried.

My premise is that changing your internal world should be done in tandem with adjusting your actions in the external world.  You can’t tell yourself you want to be a more thoughtful, caring person, as you degrade your environment in some way. 

There’s a symbiosis between the internal and the external (and vice versa), which we can’t avoid – for long!  Until next time …