There are two ways I can handle this moment.
I can surrender to fear, letting it take me over, feed on my energy, and act through me. This might have me watching the election polls obsessively, somehow convincing myself that it matters whether I know the numbers. It might have me speaking harshly about people, dwelling on the future or the past, or listening judgmentally.
Or I can surrender to love, letting it act through me. This could look like:
What's the most loving choice right that we can make right now?
I'm a mom, wife, daughter, friend, and teacher who has long struggled with the desire to be the perfect person I imagine that I should be. Practicing mindfulness has changed my life, helping me to make peace with myself as I truly am and to appreciate my family, life, and the world as they actually are.