Two decades ago when I was just out of my teens and trying to figure out, "How should we then live," I ran across this simple advice: "Whoever can move you to emotion, automatically wins."
In the past week, nay the whole of 2021, the headlines have moved us to horrible, profound, exhausting emotion. Rage at Fake Biden for stealing the Presidency and murdering our people in Afghanistan. Sorrow for the families who needlessly lost their sons and daughters. Fear of the unvetted refugees/terrorists being imported nightly by plane via Mexico. Shock at North Korea restarting their plutonium program. Empathy for those affected by Hurricanes Ida and Julian. Disgust that Voter Fraud is being forgotten in the deluge of other headlines. Excitement for the Maricopa Forensic Audit report...if it's ever released! And, above it all, missing our beloved President Trump.
Every time we think, "Now I've heard it all" a more horrible, heinous, inhumane headline eclipses the last horrible, heinous, inhumane headline. (Remember the Weiner laptop!?!)
Our hearts are exhausted yet we feel we must maintain our high state of emotional fervor or we'll be letting the side down. Abandoning our true President. Not being patriotic if we ignore the news for a few hours (or a whole day!) and allow ourselves to calm down.
If you're anything like me, your emotional energy is sapped. Since January, you've been on an emotional roller coaster. You've nothing left to give and it's affecting your personal life and health.
Last weekend, I ran across someone who might help us cope.
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