So that’s Jamie Ridler’s question for today: What Guidance Do You Wish For?
I was going to write that I don’t really need guidance in the form of an army of consultants and advisers telling me how I should handle my finances, how I should handle my small business, how I SHOULD fill in the blank.
I was going to write that since the beginning of the year, I have learned to trust more and more the kind of intuitive guidance I previously laughed about: the one coming from my guts and from my heart. I was going to write that whenever I ask for some kind of sign from the Universe or whatever name you might wanna call it, I get it. I was going to write that I wish for this guidance to still be there for me and I wish for me to listen to it even more closely.
But. My heart aches today. The small country I live in, that is not mine to start with, which I intend to leave in a not-so-distant future, that no one outside Europe (and I am being kind to my fellow Europeans here) can place on a map, that brought so-called French (?) fries (hello America) or chips (hello UK) to the world, this small country of Belgium is still knee deep in the middle of a crisis. Hell, I should say neck-deep in political shit. I won’t go into details about the hooks and crannies of Belgian geopolitics. Let’s just say that if there ever were a Facebook status that applies to Belgium, I would choose “It’s complicated”.
Last night the crisis reached a new level: the Prime Minister who had quit more than a year ago, thus bringing about new elections that never lead to the formation of a government, thus being still in charge of current affairs, is leaving politics altogether. Meanwhile, the humpteenth round of negotiations between parties has reached a halt. Hashtags on Twitter have gone from #NoGov to #NoBe (No Belgium), giving away the general feeling and atmosphere around here.
What to do? I don’t know. Maybe someone with enough cojones should step up, kick all these politicians’ asses and get them to stop their bullshit and save their country. But is this what they really want?
So I wish for the kind of guidance that will have the powers-that-be make decisions. I wish for guidance for the people of Belgium who want to remain in the same country, not be separated because of some politician’s ego and ambition.
That might be wishful thinking.
*Rant over thank you*
Edited to add: you, my friends wishing with me, you rock. You truly do. Last night, a first agreement was reached regarding a major point of dispute. Again, I won’t go into details as I am not sure I understand everything myself 😉 There is still loads of work to be done, but that’s progress already. Thank you for wishing with me for guidance for this small country I have been calling my home for over 10 years now. Thank you 🙂