SLPP Needs to Heal their Emotional Wounds To Curb Election ViolenceMay 26, 2017
Written by: Thaim Krugba, Kambia
Each and every one of us has emotional wounds, but until we admit it, we will remain in an emotional quagmire that keeps dragging us down to commit heinous and mayhem like the current SLPP political brouhaha in the country. Moreover, until these SLPP stalwarts express or are given a chance to express their true political misgivings and those misgivings are given the imperative attention, the political ambience of our young, wobbling but gradually thriving democracy is in shambles. The healing process which they have delayed has left and continues to leave untold anarchy to the democratic foundations of our nation; serving at the detriment of peace-loving citizens.
Eventually, this SLPP intra-party political tumult creates unhealthy relationships with peaceful citizens and state institutions such as the Sierra Leone Legal System and the Sierra Leone Police.
In my opinion, SLPP zealots tend to block their healing powers when they seek to point fingers and blame others for their in-house political pandemonium. Sierra Leoneans recognize that political mishaps have the tendency to compromise our national security thereby posing a serious national threat to the peace of we now enjoy. We do not want to go back to the dark days! Claiming their emotional constraints is essential to their peaceful resolution and cohabitation as a political party.
Once they have claimed their emotional constraints, the government and other democratic institutions will begin the task of unpacking each emotional item and figuring out and resolving them. Moreover, SLPP has neglected their role in affirming our democratic structures as a major opposition party. Some of these problems lingering in the SLPP are very emotional, like the jeans we wore in high school and now at thirty-five we are hoping it fits us again or that it comes back in style.
It worked well in high school, but now we are too old to wear it even if it fits and if it does comes back in style it will always remain the jeans we wore in high school. It no longer serves a purpose so throw it out. Similarly, in curing some of their emotional wounds, it will save the wrath of crime their so-called supporters would like to commit. When the situation was dangerous for all citizens during the civil war, the perpetrators escaped for their lives.
Trying to force external solutions without first clearing their emotional wounds will be utterly futile and counter-productive. It is tantamount to taking a refreshing shower and then putting on dirty underwear. If the image of that is disgusting in them, then so is the act of trying to heal their intra-party altercation without first clearing their emotional problems. Their internal energy will feel nasty and they will be left feeling not so fresh. They will begin to do by healing their hearts, minds, bodies to feel politically refreshed and charged then they can begin to heal their soul.
Once they have sorted through their emotional bad attitude it is time to begin the healing process. They need to be heard for their emotional wounds.
So instead of looking towards the external self in order to get healed they should begin with the internal self. That’s where their emotions lie. That’s where the political shakeup lies. This includes accepting thyself as imperfect human beings? They are not without flaws or faults. The greatest news is that they can always improve on their political stamina and integrity when they are ready to, because there is always room for the SLPP leadership improvement.
SLPP: Giving Up In Dealing with Your Political Fears Is Not an Option
Leaders in our Sierra Leone Peoples Party are running around with political fears, nervousness, and other domestic problems that have had the best of them to the point you don’t know where to turn for help. At some point in time, you feel totally helpless as you struggle each day to survive its nightmare. What do these political vampires do to salvage such a situation? As a layman, there were times that my political fears had the best of me.
Through these experiences, there is one thing that I learned. You can’t hide or run away from your fears. Trust me! In light of some other cases, taking drugs, drinking “Or-Mollay” or other addictions will not take away your problems and political jumpiness. In the short run, they will make you feel better but in the long run these addictions will only make things worse if you don’t trust yourself. So what do you do to make the SLPP’s political struggle, leadership struggle and political fears go away? Well, since these leaders can’t run away from them, then the best solution is to tackle their political jumpiness on time, because no matter how strong they may be, SLPP will still have problems. In other words, the key is to be smart in how they try to manage these fears. Here are some few ways in how to manage your persistent fears and anxieties. Make sure you take it one day at a time.
Instead of worrying about the APC or how the SLPP will get through the rest of the week or the coming 2018 general elections, try to focus on today. Each day can provide us with different opportunities to learn new things from which include learning how to deal with your problems. Focus on the present and stop trying to predict what may happen next week. Next week will take care of itself! Meticulously, the SLPP leadership should have to learn on how to manage their political fearful thoughts that may be difficult to manage. In other words, when experiencing such a negative thought, read some positive statements and affirmations that will help lift your spirits and make you feel better.
Remember that your fearful thoughts may be exaggerated so balance these thoughts with realistic thinking and common sense. Moreover, the Pao-o-pa or the Kapen’s factors, must take advantage of the help that is available around them. If possible, talk to a professional who can help you manage your fears and anxieties. SLPP will be able to provide others with additional advice and insights on how to deal with the statuesque current political problem. By talking to a professional, a person will be helping themselves in the long run because they will become better in dealing with their problems in the future. Managing your fears, nervousness and anxieties takes practice. The more you practice, the better you will become.
When managing your political fears, nervousness and anxieties do not try to tackle everything at once. The best solution is to break your fears or problems into a series of smaller steps. Completing these smaller tasks one at a time will make the stress more manageable and increases your chances of success. Managing your fears, nervousness and anxieties will take away some of your political hard work you have done for your political stalemates. In other words, trying to avoid political confrontations regarding such problems will do you nothing good in getting rid of your fears, jumpiness and anxieties.
But sooner or later, you will have to confront your fears and anxieties again. Remember that all you can do is to do your best each day, hope for the best, and take things in stride. Patience, persistence, education, and being committed in trying to solve your problem will go a long way in fixing your problems.