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“The opposite of Love is not hate. The opposite of love is indifference.”

Timothy Ferriss, author of “The Four Hour Work Week”.

So, it’s that time of the year again. Political rhetoric is at an all-time high. With an election coming, it seems to be something that we are all inundated with.

I can hear some of you right now saying, “OH NO MASTIN, I READ TDL TO STAY AWAY FROM THIS CONVERSATION!” And I get it. I’m not here to tell you who to vote for or what to believe. TDL transcends the polarization of politics. We make LOVE the bottom line which includes LEFT, RIGHT and CENTER.

What I’m writing about today is that I hope that no matter what you believe – you get involved. Why? Because it is people like us who are doing the inner work who will help to change the world and course correct it! To think that politics and spirituality don’t mix is short sighted.

Gandhi once said, “Is not politics a part of dharma, too?”

You see, if we are to live a spiritually full life – we must participate in life. And every area of life is sacred. That truly is the lesson. There is no area of life that is not sacred. Be it our spiritual practice, our relationships, our friendships, our business, our politics, disease, etc. Every area of our lives – when we bring our spiritual awareness and practice TO IT – transforms for the better.

So, if we want the world to change – we don’t demonize others. There is no “us” and “them”. If you hadn’t noticed 1% + 99% = 100%. We are a whole country and a whole world. Separation is a myth. And to turn our heads away from politics or any other area of our life because it is uncomfortable is to sell ourselves short and not truly be living our calling.

If you want reform, change and for your belief in LOVE to be the bottom line – then it is exactly YOU who must be involved. I shied away from politics and other areas of life for a long time because I thought the two conversations were different. But thanks to Marianne Williamson, I now see that they aren’t.

Marianne has become a dear friend and mentor to me and she has helped to open my eyes to how important bringing spirituality, love and consciousness to the political conversation are. It won’t be the usual suspects who do it. No. It will be you and me.

So, if this sounds rad, Marianne is actually hosting an AWESOME gathering in L.A. Nov. 10 and 11 for us to be heard. It’s called Sister Giant. I am getting behind this event, not because I’m a Democrat or Republican, but because I believe that it’s time we make LOVE the bottom line, not only in our yoga and our green juice, but in our politics as well.

And it is US who can stand to make this shift. If you aren’t in L.A. on those dates, Marianne is also going to be doing a LIVESTREAM of the event, so you can join online! Let us stand together and bring our practice to this area of life that needs us so desperately.

And make sure to check out SisterGiant.com.

We need YOU to get involved – are you willing to go there? Leave a comment below and let’s keep the conversation going!

Love,

Mastin

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Mastin Kipp is the CEO and Founder of The Daily Love. Follow him on Twitter here.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/amanda.litts Amanda Litts

    Good Morning Mastin,
        Thank you for this post. I was thinking these same thoughts as soon as I woke this morning. The exact line of thinking was that maybe I should stop posting things on FB that were of a political nature or economics. But then I thought, no. I will keep doing it and hopefully a few people will take the time to educate themselves about our situation and see that buying into this 2 party system is keeping the whole country divided. Grrrr. 

  • Ellenmarietanner

    And all God’s people said… AMEN! I am SO STOKED about this event!!!! I’m ready to stop waiting and start engaging conscious change!! Thanks for promoting this Mastin!

  • Mika

    Mastin, I am one of your scholarship recipients for the “face your fears” class. It has been amazing, and I don’t want it to end today. As I was listening through  the week I thought, what if we put all these ideas into play in the political arena?  Because, as you say, nothing is impossible. This country was intended to be BY the people and FOR the people. But, unfortunately, so many of us feel unheard by even the local governments, and that’s where it all starts.
    Thank you so much for everything—Mika

  • Gina

    Yeah Mastin! So true. Those doing inner work MUST engage in the world & this system, as broken as it is, is the system we have. The only way to shift it is to powerfully & joyfully join the conversation!!
    Check out http://www.yogavotes.org for more inspiration!!

  • http://butterflymaiden7.blogspot.com/ Kathleen Reynolds Chelquist

    Well, I definitely have been avoiding the political realm my whole life. I will spare you the details since, “LOVE GETS LOST IN THE DETAILS.”  I know this will be a next step for me and I just might attend this event. Recently, I was asked to speak to a group of women (30-40 people) at Grace Bible Church in Arroyo Grande, Ca.  I immediately served fear because I have created separation (not compassion) with people who are concerned that I will go to hell for not believing in exactly what they do. My teacher, Cinnamon Lofton, has been working with me on my fear and reminding me that we are ALL LIVING LOVERS whether we know it or not. She asked me what my issue was with THE EVANGELICAL CHRISTIANS and I replied, “They are prejudice.”  Cinnamon then looked at me and said, “Where are you being prejudice?”  I then woke up. Mirror, mirror, on the wall.  We are ALL awakening individuals on different paths to peace and the Uni-verse has us ALL exactly where we need to be. This is what needs to be recognized on a political level as well. I don’t want to get involved, my intuition says, “I must.” butterflymaiden7.blogspot.com/ 

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/DG7PY3ZVPCE7Z3RGMCYW3JUBXY Kara

    Excellent post as always! I’m wondering if anyone has any insight, though, into how to overcome fear from being politically involved? Back when the health care debate was very hot and heavy, I used to encourage CIVIL political debate on my FB page on the topic. I would gently let anyone who got out of hand know that this was only a place for civil discussion— no attacks allowed. Well, as a result, I lost friends on both sides of the political spectrum (the ones who hurt the most were the ones who agreed with me politically, but called me a “sell-out” for not attacking the other side). I realize that when things like this happen, it is the Uni-verse’s way of letting you know that it’s time for new friends— but so far those friends haven’t materialized (I actually only have one close friend now, my husband)— which makes for a very lonely existence. And now I just don’t want to say ANYthing about ANYthing. If anyone has any insight into this dilemma, I would greatly appreciate it! :)

  • Diana

    There’s a great webcast from Marianne here >>>>> http://instantteleseminar.com/?eventid=33539907

  • Amanda- Jersey Girl!

    Hi Mastin! Great post and I’ve recently registered to vote! I am still waiting for my voting card to come in. However with regarding politics, I am a Independent/Democratic thinker in my household compared to my mother & her bf being Republicans. I understand this is their perspective, at times I do stand up for my beliefs & the facts behind political statements that are said just randomly. It is still difficult majority of the time because I’m under their roof so I need to be respectful/ not say my side. 

    However, for anyone facing those who you live with, family, friends, etc. who don’t agree with you it’s important to hear them out and still hold your own space for your opinion/ voting choice. I continue to remind myself that I need be voting from that true place (essentially love) instead of a mean spirited F*** U!  place to the random political rantings I hear on a daily bases.

    - Amanda <3 

    (Jersey Girl and also particapating in Love University as well. Can't believe it's the last day already!)

  • http://www.facebook.com/benjamin.scuglia Benjamin Scuglia

    Thank you for provoking this discussion, MK. I recently realized someone I follow online whose insights I’ve enjoyed, and who appears to be fully invested in Spirit work, is a diehard conservative (and I am not). As the election draws closer, he has been castigating President Obama in addition to his usual thoughtful commentary. My first instinct was to stop reading his stuff, but I realize now this is a great lesson in what you talk about, the “Us vs. Them” argument. I choose not to define my life anymore in such a way. There is no separation. And it’s really led me to question how quickly I judge others and myself, particularly when I feel justified about doing it. I understand people are going to disagree, but I can choose the energy I put around such disagreements. Thanks again.