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One Day, One Day, One Day

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

There seems to be so much turbulence and violence, both verbal and physical, in the world. On top of that, because of the brain’s negativity bias, we’re automatically drawn to stories of fear, anger, and turmoil. The media knows this so they continuously update us with new stories about negative things.

The cycle is vicious, depressing, and contagious, leading to more reactivity, and more feelings of hopelessness and fear.

But it doesn’t have to be this way. Our hearts don’t need more of the same. Instead they need to be touched and soothed, and any pain acknowledged. Instead of feeling hopeless we can instead work on consciously being more open 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 love.

Warmly,

ElishaTake a deep breath, relax your shoulders and let in 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!

 

P.S.  We go deeper into the theme of Trust during Month 3 of my 6-month online mentorship program, A Course in Mindful Living.

One Day, One Day, One Day

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. is creator of the six month online program A Course in Mindful Living, author of the book Uncovering Happiness: Overcoming Depression with Mindfulness and Self-Compassion, The Now Effect, co-author of A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook, Foreword by Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of Mindfulness Meditations for the Anxious Traveler: Quick Exercises to Calm Your Mind, the premier eCourse Basics of Mindfulness Meditation: A 28 Day Program, the Mindful Solutions audio series, and the Mindfulness at Work™ program currently being adopted in multiple multinational corporations. Join The Now Effect Community for free Daily Now Moments and a Weekly Newsletter. Dr. Goldstein is a clinical psychologist in private practice in West Los Angeles.


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APA Reference
Goldstein, E. (2018). One Day, One Day, One Day. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 23, 2018, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/mindfulness/2018/06/connecting-to-hope/

 

Last updated: 19 Jun 2018
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 19 Jun 2018
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