Here in Northern California, we’re currently shrouded in smoke; dark sepia skies above.
I pray for the elderly folks and children, the unhoused, the folks without cars in an evacuation, the folks who already struggle with physical and mental health issues.
I find the dark, smoky skies irritating my eyes, nose, throat, heart, mind, and nervous system.
As I wish for soothing rain here, I think about the people all over the world who are experiencing struggle, fear, or chaos, and wish for whatever the “soothing rain” may be for them – and you – too.
In these times of intensity, many of us may find ourselves feeling tender and raw.
And in these tender, raw states, it can be extremely difficult to deal with division, aggression, harshness, and polarity in the world (and perhaps even within our communities, our homes, and ourselves).
This can lead to our minds and nervous systems being more easily hijacked by technology and propaganda, leading to deepening disconnection, division, and aggression…
Lately, I have had many people reach out, challenged with sifting through all the competing and colliding narratives flying around, and desiring to feel more rooted clarity.
If we’re connected on Instagram or Facebook, you know I often hold firm positions on things 😉 But I also try to hold nuance around and within those positions, when that nuance isn’t about denying the humanity of others or the inalienable truths I hold dear.
This episode is not about telling you what to believe. Instead, I share…
:: Ideas for what to STOP doing, to create space for clarity and coherence
:: Discernment about where firmness and nuance can intersect around our beliefs
:: How our nervous systems and minds can be easily hijacked, and some of my favorite simple practices for preventing that
:: How America’s collective psyche reminds me a lot of my dad’s, shortly before his death, and how we might unhook from the hyper-paranoia
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Resources + links mentioned:
- I forgot to mention this in the episode, but if you consume US media, check out this Media Bias Chart. I check it before reposting, or taking articles too seriously.
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