Mindfulness in the World
In this time of angst and upheaval, how can we use our mindfulness practice as a support for making change happen in the world? Being involved seems urgent but…
What can we do that will really make a difference?
Making our voices heard is important, yet as I watch this country break apart along partisan lines, I wonder…do we really want a world of warring factions?
One party gets in power. The other stews in anger and frustration. When the first party gets voted out, the pattern repeats on the other side.
A mindfulness practice stands on a foundation of compassion. Let’s explore together what this really means in our current political circumstances.
We can’t stay within our own bubbles and think that real change is going to happen. At the same time this is not about:
- giving up on principles
- being passive
- compromising to accept something that no one really wants
- engaging in dialogue that goes nowhere
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