Meeting hatred, anger, and fear with wisdom, compassion, and powerOctober 24, 2016 | 17 Comments
The meditation begins at 9:21
Audio only version is here.
Hello dear meditators. I hope you are well!
As you may be aware (who isn’t?!) this election cycle here in the US is fraught, polarizing, and basically insane. This is not meant as a commentary on anyone’s politics; no matter what side you are on, we all feel this. There is a lot of hatred. Anger. Fear. The more hateful, angry, or fearful we are, the less able we are to listen to each other–and this compounds the situation terribly.
As meditators, you are cultivating the single most important skill for combatting these imbalances and returning a sense of decency to any situation you find yourself in. You are learning how to be sane. Before today’s sit, I explain exactly what I mean and how you are doing this already.
Thoughts? I’m always interested to hear, especially during times of greater craziness. It is good to connect with each other and realize that you are not alone.