wisdomLately I’ve had a lot of aggravation in my heart.

Right now there seems to be so much turbulence and violence, verbal and physical, in the world. On top of that,  because our brains’ are wired with a negativity bias, we’re automatically drawn to the fear, anger, and turbulence. The media knows this and so they keep updating their pages with new stories about negative things.

The cycle is vicious, depressing and contagious, leading to more anger, fear and reactivity.

It doesn’t have to be this way. Our hearts don’t need to be aggravated anymore, instead they need to be touched and soothed, acknowledging the pain and opening up to a vision of a brighter future.

Here is a wonderful family’s rendition of singer, songwriter Matisiyahu’s song One Day. 

Take a deep breath, relax your shoulders and let in the the love.

One Day Lyrics

Sometimes I lay

Under the moon

And thank God I’m breathing

Then I pray

Don’t take me soon

‘Cause I am here for a reason

 

Sometimes in my tears I drown

But I never let it get me down

so when negativity surrounds

I know someday that it will all turn around because

all my life I’ve been waiting for, I’ve been praying for, for the people to say

that we don’t want to fight no more, there’ll be no more war, and the children will play

 

One day, one day, one day

 

One day this all will change

Treat people the same

Stop with the violence

Down with the hate

One day we’ll all be free

And proud to be

Under the same sun

Singing songs of freedom like

One day!

 

Warmly,

Elisha Goldstein

Founder of the 6-Month program A Course in Mindful Living starting October 6, 2016 and Uncovering Happiness: Overcoming Depression with Mindfulness and Self-Compassion