Your Heart Knows: How to Stay Peaceful in These Troubled Political Times by Gail Harris
With the political climate these days, I’m torn between keeping abreast and taking space. I’m compelled to check my news apps every night, wanting to know what’s going on, yet knowing it only drains my positive, loving energy and affects my sleep. Sometimes, I give in. Others, I refrain, and am so glad I did.
The point is: right now, if you don’t consciously choose not to get drawn in – and be affected negatively – you probably will. We must choose when we really need to know and when we need not to. I have a list of options to choose from when my heart says no:
- Read a great novel
- Hang with my son
- Close my eyes and feel my breath
- Remember that light is stronger than dark, and trust that it is so
So, make a list like me – and stick to it. Or ask your heart in the moment.