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Greetings Earth humans. There is an expression here in the America pod that we have come to understand, up close and personal, as you Earth humans have been known to say. We too have wise ones back on our home planet who sometimes feel compelled to sit us down and give us one of those attitude adjustments we have heard you mention now and then. No, we didn’t like it all that much at the time but are coming to appreciate that sometimes we really should listen to those who are wiser than we are.
Since we started broadcasting to you not all that many moon cycles ago, we have attended to the words, opinions, and pronouncements of our leader in the capital city, Congress humans, various politicians, and not much from anyone else. As the wise ones from our home planet pointed out to us, we have been treating the words and actions of these Earth humans as if they were truly important beyond the moment. We know that what these luminaries say and do matters and may make an actual difference but have failed to keep our perspective.
The wise ones from our home planet made a point that now seems obvious. Today’s talkers and doers who are getting most of the air time are only those who happen to be passing by the microphones and cameras today. There were different talkers and doers yesterday and will be still others tomorrow. What they say and do may appear to matter today but did not matter last sun cycle and likely won’t matter all that much come the next sun cycle. They are little more than place holders in the flow of life and living.
You are probably having a reaction to this that is very similar to the reaction we had when the wise ones from our home planet sat us down with the expectation that we seriously ponder what they were saying. Our first reaction started with yes but. It was really tough getting past yes but to simply yes.
We are not saying that we had a great ah ha moment and will never again get caught up in the moment as if it were the whole of reality but we are going to try to remember to remind ourselves that those who get to be the leaders today only seem bigger than life. It’s mostly an illusion generated by microphones and cameras. Few of them will say or do anything worth remembering next week or next year. The reality is that what they say is unlikely to matter more than a twit and what they do will only matter to the extent they are successful in getting others to go along. Even so, most of what they can and will do will be undone by the Earth humans who step up to the microphones and who pose for the cameras in future times.
Are you skeptical?
First list the last five American Presidents. Now note one thing that each of them actually said.
If that is too tough, list one thing that the last American President actually said.
The wise ones from our home planet asked us to try this for our past leaders back home and we were embarrassed. We hope you do better than we did but are not optimistic.
There is another reality that deserves our thoughtful attention. There are Earth humans who do say and do in ways that make a difference, that are remembered. What we find most remarkable about this is that what they say and do are not the daily output from the microphones and cameras favored by the current political placeholders.
“I have a dream….
All men are created equal….
Do unto others….
People who live in glass houses ….
If it is to be….
We are also reminded that not all of the wise ones are like us nor do they come from our home planet. We do not hold the corner on wise and right. As one wise Earth human whose name seems to have slipped away observed,
Sometimes I have to stand on my head to see things as they are, when the world seems so upside-down that this is the only position in which anything makes sense.
Maybe we can all stand on our heads for a bit while we remember the wise ones and what they have taught us. They probably are not the placeholders who have the attention of the microphones and cameras today.
We are happy to share a tune from back home to serve as background while we all flip our focus and consider what really matters to us.