Then a white eye cop with hands in his pockets murdered a beautiful black man. The living rage of so many black lives mattering roared in spite of generations of hateful treatment. Then the agendas of all the whites interfered with the clarity of their message, damaged their communities. And always this horrendous potus tweeting his ego, tweeting his malfeasance plain as day. These times are beyond "interesting". They are fucked.
I would like to help with all of it but at this moment I feel the need to save myself. I save myself by turning it off. Meditation, yoga and walking help, but getting out of the city and away from the roads is my medicine. Getting to where there is no phone to ring, no media to read or watch, no news, is the very best medicine.
For all of you who are sad, angry and overwhelmed, you are normal. To feel crazy in crazy times is normal. Perhaps the best thing you can do for yourself is to take a time out. Go sit in the sun. Take deep breaths. Walk in the rain. Feel the raindrops. Watch the birds and hear them sing, or float down a river if that suits you.
When you are quiet inside you can see more clearly. When you are centered and strong you are a better ally. Do not let the constant news cycle rule you. Get out, and I will see you on the other side.