I know how you all are feeling. I’m feeling the same way. Instead of detailing those negative emotions, however, I want to focus on some of positive aspects of this profound time. Although I hurt for those who are experiencing pain and suffering, especially if it is at the hands of others, I also am seeing inspirational moments of caring and kindness. And I, personally, feel a new oneness with others, even strangers.
We tend to look for someone or something to blame when things are not going well. When I go that route, however, I never feel better. When I find my place of peace, hope returns.
Finding that place is different for each person. My way may not be your way but just choosing to go that route brings an acceptance of the moment and positive intention for the future. In my novel, the character Lydia, says: “Find that place of stillness inside where all things are possible. Surrender and trust. Surrender is not giving up. It is the spiritual opposite. It allows things out of a person’s control to work out.”
I believe that if we choose to work together, regardless of beliefs or politics, we can find a way through this turbulent time to a better world.
Link to novel, Lydia: