At the risk of sounding trite, only because absolutely everybody can say it ~ this IS an historic morning.
Voters across this country have chosen to give Hope and Change a chance to function in America again, instead of the fear and hate which have been so loud, if not strong, for the past decade.
Many news reports have mentioned the Power Shift that Barack Obama’s election shows – but so far, I haven’t seen much notice of the shift in the concept of Power – as Riane Eisler has discussed in her book “The Power of Partnership” – the difference between “power over” and “power with“, the shift from Domination to Partnership in all kinds of arenas.
The difference is far more than rhetorical – Barack Obama has spoken and acted mostly from a place of “Power With” since his college years as a community organizer and political activist in Chicago. The most telling line, to me, in his acceptance speech, was
“… to all those who have wondered if America’s beacon still burns as bright –tonight we proved once more that the true strength of our nation comes not from the might of our arms or the scale of our wealth, but from the enduring power of our ideals: democracy, liberty, opportunity, and unyielding hope.”
We DO still have a mighty long road to travel, and I sincerely hope and pray that we have the courage and strength to travel it together.