I LOVE TRUMP! And I love Biden.

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I LOVE TRUMP! And I love Biden.

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Here is a picture of page 192 from my book, In It Together: The Beautiful Struggle Uniting Us All:

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In the next edition I think I might add a couple paragraphs to this page about Donald Trump and Joe Biden, or just Democrats and Republicans in general. Before you ask, let me be clear on both fronts: I absolutely love Donald Trump. And I absolutely love Joe Biden. I didn't vote for either of them, but I love them both. I don't think either of them should be different than they are or should do anything different than what they do.

It's intriguing to me how many people read my book and on one hand so deeply agree with me and tell me so, but then on the other hand then quickly get into some angry political rant about political things way out of their control. Many of these people don't even vote in local elections where their vote can actually swing an election, but then they spend hours per week as impotent unhappy critics of things way out their control. I've worked on local political campaigns in which the candidate won or lost by less than 20 votes, and you can basically buy votes for a few dollars each, especially in cheap local elections. That's why I was working on those campaigns: I was paid to. It was my full-time job. You pay some kid like me $X per hour, and I get you Y number of votes per hour. It's simple math really. I've seen how the sausage is made, and the recipe is pretty simple. I've made it myself.

If you spend more than 10 seconds of your day thinking about what Trump or Biden should be doing differently, or how either of them should be different, you are not following the teachings of my book, which is your prerogative. I'm not judging you for it, just informing you of the raw objective acceptable facts of what you are doing and choosing.

If you are spending more than 10 seconds in a day worrying about what Trump or Biden is doing, you are almost certainly not following the teachings of my book.

You've been blessed with your own proverbial backyard to clean if you so choose, part of which is taking your eyes and concerns off of theirs, or anyone else's.

I'm not saying and never have said that you should not should on things and people. I'm just saying the plain facts: If you are shoulding on anyone or anything, including Trump, Biden, or any government anywhere (e.g. saying what the government should or shouldn't do), then you simply aren't following the teachings of my book, which is your choice.

When you follow the teachings of my book, 100% of your time, energy, and spirit is put towards what you can and will do, towards making your own choices (i.e. playing the proverbial cards you are dealt and cleaning your own proverbial backyard), leaving no budget of time, money, or energy left to put towards worrying about the misery-inducing illusions of what allegedly should be or allegedly could have been (i.e. bitching about the cards dealt or futilely attempting to trespass on someone else's proverbial backyard).

I love you, but my happiness doesn't depend on you. I'll be happy either way. If you follow the teachings of my book, I"ll be happy; if you don't follow the teachings of my book, I'll still be happy. My happiness depends on whether **I** follow the teachings of my book. And I will and I do, so I confidently know with liberating certainty that I will continue to be invincibly happy day in and day out for the rest of my human life, no matter what happens or what anybody or anyone else does, which comes with incredible and unshakable confidence, bravery, and grace. I cannot even begin to describe to you the wonderful feeling of **knowing** you have the level of invincibility that I know I have.

I unconditionally love and respect people enough to love and respect their choice to be unhappy. I never look at an unhappy person choosing to be unhappy and say to myself (or out loud), "He shouldn't be choosing to be unhappy."

If I was to think anything, I'd think, "good for him; he's getting what he's choosing. He's being himself in his way, his unhappy way."

The beauty of freedom is the diversity and free-spirited creativity it engenders. That these other people and things are different is beautiful and for the best.

I'm too busy being me to want them to be me. I'm happy to let them be them. I'm happy to get to be me viewing this beautiful creative infinite diversity that is the whole of all creation and the whole of beautiful timeless perfect reality itself.


With love,
Eckhart Aurelius Hughes
a.k.a. Scott



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I believe spiritual freedom (a.k.a. self-discipline) manifests as bravery, confidence, grace, honesty, love, and inner peace.
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Re: I LOVE TRUMP! And I love Biden.

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One should be happy day in and day out for the rest of his or her life, no matter what happens or what anybody or anyone else does. This comes with confidence, bravery, and grace. Thank you for sharing that you feel wonderful describing to us the feeling of 'knowing' we have that level of invincibility!
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You have highlighted the importance of focusing on what we can control, including our reactions and actions, rather than expending energy on the uncontrollable actions of others, even in the political arena. Embracing this mindset not only fosters inner peace but also empowers us to contribute positively to the areas of life where we can make a real difference. Loving and respecting people, regardless of political affiliations, and choosing not to judge but to understand and accept, is a powerful stance towards living a fulfilled life.
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Re: I LOVE TRUMP! And I love Biden.

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It's a good idea to keep things in perspective and let people live their lives as they choose. Sometimes, groups can waste time gossiping about others and their actions, even though they have no control over them. It's better to focus on your own plans and let others do what they want.
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