Monday, October 6, 2008

A highly effective cold shower

Friends, I don't know about you, but if I'm having panic attacks about money, sex is the farthest thing from my mind.

So if you're struggling with with your celibacy practice and need a stronger dose of sanity than even Sensual Celibacy can provide, try this bit of fearful Argentinian history.

Might Argentina have been the poor canary in the coal mine whose economic song took a decidedly Psycho (scary violins) turn and predicted things to come for the rest of the world?

Instead of worrying about sex today, let's pray.

In fact, have you noticed how, in reporting about the economic mess, the media increasingly uses words like "faith," "confidence," and "fear?" All those technical terms like "derivatives" etc. don't stand a chance against faith, confidence, and fear.

These words tell me that we're the economy. How things go depends on us.

So what will we choose: disaster or a brand new economy that has justice, forgiveness, and mercy baked in?

I began today's entry talking about panic attacks over money, but fear will only reduce the effectiveness of our decision making. More than ever, we need courage.

Just like celibacy must be a choice, we can choose to create a better economy because we are the economy.

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