An offering of solace and understanding
First, read these words by Jack Kornfield.
When times are uncertain, difficult, fearful, full of change,
they become the perfect place to deepen the practice of awakening.
After viewing the elections….whatever your point of view,
Take time to quiet the mind and tend to the heart.
Then go out and look at the sky.
Remember vastness, there are seasons to all things,
gain and loss, praise and blame, expansion and contraction.
Learn from the trees.
Practice equanimity and steadiness.
Then try to understand what happened.
How did a demagogue get elected president?
The DNC suppressed their own populist candidate because he wanted to upset their power structure. The working class, who have been getting the shaft for over 30 years, had nobody else to turn to.
Also, the US is full of guys like this:
I, too, am sad about our divided nation. So, in an attempt at unification, I give you Clump.
According to the 1920 Official Swimming Guide of the American Swimming Association, the plunge for distance “is a dive from a stationary take-off which is free from spring from a height of 18 inches above the water. Upon reaching the water the plunger glides face downward for a period of 60 seconds without imparting any propulsion to the body from the arms and legs.”
A long, but excellent article which explores doubt (there are different kinds (who knew?)), and how to overcome it.