Today is a day of celebration for some and for others, a day of haunting foreboding. Whichever place your beliefs take you, there is no doubt that we live in a divided nation. Division and disagreement can easily impact our health. It can raise our stress level, activating the amygdala (from where reactions are initiated) and sending us cascading into reactivity.
If today is your celebration day, remember kindness.
If today is a day of foreboding, remember internal peace.
Here is an article by Brother David Steindt-Rast called “Five Small Gestures of Gratitude to Counteract Fear and Violence.” I recommend it.
Find gratefulness in your day.
Holding peace and kindness,