In this blog I try to present as balanced a viewpoint as possible when analyzing the astrological charts of public figures. But we are facing a historic election and I am unabashedly using this pulpit for a political message: Vote for Barack Obama on November 4.
Today’s spiritual leaders have gathered together to present the case for Obama. Deepak Chopra, Pema Chodron, Shiva Rea, Jon Kabat-Zinn and many others write:
As spiritual leaders signing this letter we are stepping forward
to say: “We can make a difference” As our spiritual practice
empties, opens and strengthens us, we are naturally moved to
engage in the world with compassion, equanimity, and the
dedication to live our values.
We know many of you are already both concerned and
involved in this year’s Presidential election. Yet, in the past
weeks, many of us have heard friends in the spiritual
community expressing ambivalence about voting. When
asked why they wouldn’t vote we heard things like: “It doesn’t
make any difference”; “I’m more interested in spiritual
practice than politics”.
This election, we have an opportunity to create a paradigm
shift in the nature of politics. Senator McCain has voted with
President Bush over 90% of the time leading to policies that
have increased violence the world, furthered environmental
destruction, tried to force religious views on the country, and
shown a staggering lack of compassion for those most in need.
Play a role in bringing peace and justice back to the planet. Vote for Barack Obama on November 4.