There’s a level of ugliness and debasement that has entered our lives. It’s more than usual. When you add that on top of whatever ELSE in your own personal life you’re dealing with (personal life?) it can be overwhelming. Newsfeed stress is a real thing. You are not alone.
Here’s one thing to do when the muck seeps into your being: notice even a bit of joy or beauty.
Rebbe Nachman of Bratzlov teaches that finding one bit of good is how you start to overcome both self-defeating, critical voices in one’s head, as well as general angst.
Gazing at dolphins leaping in the ocean always helps me.* I can actually feel my shoulders relax. I remember, this, too.
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(*video from Captain Dave’s Dolphin and Whale Safari boat in Dana Point, CA – We’ve been on that boat and also saw dolphins several months ago! But not as many as these.)