Well, I imagine like many of you I am ANGRY. Angry to the point of distraction! (And if you're not angry, stay with me. You will be at some point in the future, I'm sure.) In my morning meditation nothing was helping me get out of my thoughts. I couldn't get to my centering word. It felt flat and useless. Like a joke. There was no taming the rage. My head was pounding and my blood was boiling--on my mat!!
So I grabbed a rational moment when it came, and I went with what we practice in the good times so they're available in the bad times. I followed my anger to what so many wise ones have called the "thing behind the thing."
Why was I so very angry? What is behind it?
Because I love the women who are hurting and scared right now. Because I love a country that (historically) expands rights as it grows, not takes them away. Because now I know how to better love anyone in the world who has...