October 6, 2017

Dealing with the Constant Barrage of Bad News -- October Newsletter 2017

Hello Everyone,

The news. The news on everyone’s mind. Every day a new crisis. Every day a new horror story.

So if it’s getting you down, if you can’t sleep at night, if you’re almost insane with stress and grief and horror, you’re not alone. You’re in the majority. And we need to come together.


My guidance says:

“Take it one step at a time. First step: how do you FEEL? Cry! Rant and rave if you have to but reach for what’s driving your rage: fear.

“Then take it one step further. Don’t write your congresspeople yet. Write to yourself: ‘I love you. I am not alone. We are not alone. We are not crying in the wilderness alone!' 

“Take each other by the hand. Take each other out for coffee, a cup of tea. Go for a walk in the park. Sit by the ocean or on a gentle hill and look out, see the vastness of the world around instead of just the suffering that appears to be right in your face (perhaps on “Face”-book) or the evening news.

“Breathe out pain and misery. Take in the view, the vastness of time and space. Sincerely believe that this sitting is necessary. And breathe in light and refreshment, love from all around, and breathe it back out extending to all humanity. 

This is NOT just an exercise. It’s an intention. Buddhists often take it a step further and call it a Lovingkindness Meditation: 

May I be filled with lovingkindness.
May I be safe from inner and outer dangers.
May I be well in body and mind.
May I be at ease and happy.
May I be at peace.

And then extending to others you love, are thinking about, those who are suffering:
May you be filled with lovingkindness.
May you be safe from inner and outer dangers.
May you be well in body and mind.
May you be at ease and happy.
May you be at peace.

“Finally, imagine those you don’t agree with, especially those actively horrifying or infuriating you, and do the same for them! I know that feels hard but, after some sitting on a rock extending the intention of healing to yourself and others, it comes naturally.
May you be filled with lovingkindness.
May you be safe from inner and outer dangers.
May you be well in body and mind.
May you be at ease and happy.
May you be at peace.
“Want to do more than simply pray?!!
“So be it. 
“May your actions be guided by compassion.”

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