Thursday, August 25, 2011

Hurricane Irene to Hit the Northeast U.S. Seaboard, Heavy Damage Expected. Perhaps we are Expecting it too Much?

Image by CBCS

We’ve all heard the news, or rather the panic, from newscasters…Hurricane Irene, a powerful level 3 hurricane, is barreling down on the Northeast United States Seaboard.  It’s a “worst case scenario,” a “perfect storm,” (terrifying hyperbole used by many newscasters) that could demolish Washington, D.C. and New York City. There are approximately 50 million people, according to Reuters, that could find themselves in Hurricane Irene’s destructive path. Yes, we’ve all heard the news…
And that’s just the problem. We’ve all heard the news, with certainty, that Hurricane Irene is going to hit land. Right now, all of us are focused on Hurricane Irene hitting the Northeast U.S. Seaboard and destroying historical landmarks, demolishing possibly millions of people’s homes, and (worse) taking the lives of many thousands of men, women, and children.  

With our attention, we are adding force and direction to Hurricane Irene. Why don’t we do something different this time? Why don’t we visualize and expect that Hurricane Irene will go back out to the ocean from whence she came? We can make a difference in the destructive force (or lack thereof) of this hurricane if we just change our focus. We are just as powerful as Hurricane Irene, it’s just that most of us don’t know it yet.

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