This week has caught me a little off-guard. I've watched too much TV and I've been on FB too much. I saw and read about some of the horrendous things people do and say to each other. First hand on FB.
I think it sent me into a tailspin. It was all just too much to handle. I felt anxious and maybe even a bit depressed.
So, instead of fighting the feelings and pretending they didn't exist, I meditated. I sat with my feelings, which means I spent time actually feeling them. I went to a quiet space in our home and let the experience wash over and through me.
Was it easy? No. But it was important to do this work. Then I just asked myself, what does this mean? What should I do about the situation, if anything. And, I realized a couple of things. Spending too much time listening to "junk" news (I'll use that term because news is different for everyone) isn't helpful. It's hurtful and it's causes confusion. With that said, I'm going to select my news sources more carefully.
The second thing I realized is that we all need to find the place within where it is calm. A place where we feel connected to our source (God, the universe, consciousness, again different for different people) and we need (not just a suggestion) to spend time cultivating a relationship with our source. I use meditation because it helps me feel better, it helps me feel connected and whole.
So last night's class was geared at helping people find their connection to God. Finding the still place within each of us. It's here. It's always here. We just have to remember to spend a few minutes everyday practicing that connection.
Blessings & Namaste,