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.