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Should Spiritual People Vote?

Should Spiritual People Vote?

Does any vote really make a difference? Aren’t you already doing enough for the world without giving in to this pointless ritual? Does voting make you a good citizen but a bad saint?

To be spiritual is to realize many things, and one is that everyone is connected. When you act, you affect every moment of your life. You also affect every moment in everyone else’s life. Because we are all connected, you can’t turn your back on that fact. Being connected creates a new kind of power for the individual.

It may seem that a simple social act like casting a ballot is a tiny gesture. In an atmosphere of intolerance it can seem like a fruitless gesture as well. But it isn’t. The way of peace says that no action is more powerful than action from the soul.

Yet this is a theoretical statement until we know what the soul is and how to reach it. Only then can an apparently simple act like casting a ballot turn out to have real power.

Adapted from Peace Is the Way by Deepak Chopra (Harmony Books, 2005).

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Deepak Chopra

Acknowledged as one of the world's greatest leaders in the field of mind body medicine, Deepak Chopra, M.D. continues to transform our understanding of the meaning of health. Chopra is known as a prolific author of over 49 books with 12 best sellers on mind-body health, quantum mechanics, spirituality, and peace. A global force in the field of human empowerment, Dr. Chopra's books have been published in more than 35 languages with more than 20 million copies in print.

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9:36AM PST on Mar 3, 2013

Of course spiritual people should vote, one vote could change a world!

8:54AM PST on Dec 19, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

4:09PM PST on Dec 7, 2012

On the 71st anniversary of Pearl Harbor I am reminded of all those who fought and died for our freedoms. A good part of them are the "right to vote." Many good men and women died for that right, so every American should vote in honor of those who served and are serving.

1:25AM PST on Dec 5, 2012

If you want a say you should. Stand up and be counted!!

2:30PM PST on Nov 8, 2012

Of course.

8:11PM PST on Nov 6, 2012

Gives new meaning to "Vote your conscious"!

6:57PM PST on Nov 6, 2012

If the number of people who didn't vote did, it would make a huge difference.

10:53AM PST on Nov 6, 2012

If you are an American Citizen you should vote in EVERY election. If you don't vote please move out of the country and make room for people who want to be part of the solution, not part of the problem.

7:56AM PST on Nov 6, 2012

It's a shame all our politicians can think about is money and power.

12:30AM PST on Nov 6, 2012

ABSOLUTELY!

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