Dear America (and the rest of the world),
My name is Christopher Colin Wondra. I am an American citizen. I live in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin. I am a father, teacher, home owner.
You might know me. You might not. What I’m sure you probably don’t know, however, is that I am an amazingly powerful creator of my reality on this earth and in this universe.
My power is in my expectation, my attitude, my actions, my behavior. I expect, and therefore create, a comfortable lifestyle using resources that are limited.
Ultimately, this is unsustainable and harmful to my mother–The Earth.
It’s hard for me to admit, but I am addicted to cheap oil and I am unable to free myself from this addiction. Therefore I demand that oil continues to flow freely and abundantly despite the fact that it is becoming increasingly difficult to tap.
I am sorry.
I forced the economic machine, and my government, into supporting increasingly risky ventures to find and bring to me the oil I require at a price I demand.
This pressure. This expectation. This demand. From me. Created this disaster.
I am angry with myself.
My expectations and behavior have, through a logical and economically efficient chain, caused the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
For weeks now, I have noticed a lot of finger pointing. I just want to set the record straight.
It was me.
And so, I take full responsibility–for both the problem and the fix.
Understand also, that I will fix this.
I will not attempt to explain my way around this. For too long now, talk, like oil, has been cheap–and ineffective. No more. I will fix this. But not with words, for they have no power of their own.
I will fix this mess just as I created it. I will fix it–with my expectations, with my behavior, with my actions.
And I will pay for it. I will do the hard physical and emotional work that it will take to change my expectations, my behavior, my attitude, my actions.
Ultimately, through a chain of subtle yet powerful events and relationships, fear will melt away leading to healthier, cleaner, more peaceful transactions, supply chains, economies, environments.
It was me. It is me. I Am . . . Responsible.