Can someone tell me who won the presidential election this week?
I’ve been really busy. I totally missed it.
Obviously, I’m kidding.
We did our thing 🙂
I see you. I hear you. I know that the world is currently divided.
Too often, we react out of fear. We get louder when we aren’t heard. We don’t tolerate what we don’t understand.
Current situation: Half of the US population did not get what they wanted. 60 million people “won” and 60 million people “lost”.
I’m an Ohio girl, so let me speak O-H-I-O for a minute. If you know anything about the Buckeyes, you know Michigan is our biggest rival. What happens when we beat Michigan? People light their porch couches on fire and riot in the streets. What happens when we don’t beat Michigan? People still light their porch couches on fire and take to the streets. Same outcome.
(Sorry, dad. I had to)
We have somehow managed to treat the democracy of our country like a 120 million person football team. Even the candidates behaved like coaches (player compensation, “locker room” abuse, etc), We, as a nation (team) followed suit and got behind our red or blue with the passion of a double overtime championship game. Basically, no matter who won, half of the world was going to light some dumpster fires and get tear gassed.
With such strong, divided opinions, people’s hearts are hardening. If you’re feeling fearful, angry, disappointed or defeated, please don’t let that feeling last for long. We are America. Opportunity is everywhere, When you openly identify what you’re grateful for, it multiplies. When you focus on fear, it grows. You become what you constantly think about. Don’t manifest hate, fear, or anger.
If you are experiencing fear or anxiety, don’t be afraid to seek professional help. Additionally, you may find this book to be a valuable resource. It is part of my daily ritual 🙂
America, let’s take off the cleats and helmets. Save your tackles for Black Friday. I invite you all to join me for a yoga practice. In fact, if you are feeling anxious, I challenge you to do yoga for the next 3 days in a row. Just try it. See if it helps 🙂
If you don’t have access to a yoga instructor near you, try alternating between these 2 classes:
I have one word. Regardless of your party affiliation, I say: Namaste. The light within me honors the light within you. I will not judge you based on your political opinions. I will not even judge you for being a Michigan fan. Take a brief sabbatical from solving the worlds problems. Breathe. Clear your mind. Give someone a hug. Then you can go back to passing bills, balancing budgets and reforming health care…or rioting in the streets. You do you…but first, do yoga.