NEGOTIATING THE WATERS IN THE TRUMP ERA
• Videos featuring The Work with Byron Katie •
(The Work is a way to identify and question the thoughts that cause all your suffering.)
Watching these video interactions is extremely helpful in learning how (or remembering) to step back from the mind's roiling sea of emotions and reactions which can swamp the mind. Though I am a long time meditator it is still easy to get caught up in it all - creating tremendous suffering and ultimately, burn-out.
I want to do what I can to help in this time of great uncertainty. To do that, however, I need a calm, clear mind and open heart to keep going - for years, if necessary. Byron Katie reminds me how to do that.
I strongly recommend that you watch the 2 videos below in their entirety. Perhaps not all at once since they require a bit of patience at times. They do contain gems of awareness throughout. They can be helpful to Republicans, Democrats, Independents, or those with no affiliation. And, most importantly, any subject can be inserted into the discussion. Think of any conflict in your life and use it instead of those presented.
One last caveat: This method does not render us incapable of passion, commitment and action. Rather it allows the mind to cool and collect itself so that the wise choice is more likely to present itself. In that state of mind we can proceed from a place of greater strength and happiness and accept whatever comes our way. As Gandhi said, "You may never know what results come of your actions, but if you do nothing, there will be no results."
I hope these videos prove to be of benefit to you as they are to me.
"I'M AFRAID OF TRUMP"
"DONALD TRUMP FRIGHTENS ME"
If The Work interests you and you would like to learn more we are lucky to have a Byron Katie trainer in our Phoenix sangha (community):