Zen Master’s Advice Coping with Trump

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/zen-and-the-art-of-activism_us_58a118b6e4b094a129ec59af?ncid=engmodushpmg00000003

 

 

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Zen Master’s Advice Coping with Trump

Beyond Survival

Evil exists…some days more blatantly apparent than others. The endless struggle between good and evil is a cross-cultural theme woven through our beliefs, religions, arts and social discourses for millennia. Our collective human history documents the recapitulation of good vs. evil. Seems like we’ve mastered thriving on the bad and the ugly.

Sometimes I imagine focusing more attention and intention on the good, the kind and the beautiful.

I wonder what it looks like to inspire, improve, do better, try again or forgive…
I imagine what it sounds like with less destructive thinking, fewer fearful feelings, less reaction and revenge…
What’s it feel like to master survival and enjoy happiness?

Clearing out some mind space for clarity, tolerance and compromise.
Filling in more heart space with compassion, mercy and forgiveness.

Today, I attack less and listen more. What do I got to lose?

Beyond Survival