I know how you are feeling, it is not a dream, a big joke or an episode of the twilight zone! We really do have the possibility of Donald Trump, the billionaire, misogynistic, racist, insecure and incredible offensive person running for president. Not only that….. he is actually in with a good chance of winning!
I know this is enough to make anyone want to curl up in the fetal position and cry yourself to sleep, in the hope that you will wake up and realise it is a dream and people haven’t really lost their mind to this extent. But I am afraid this is the hand we have been dealt and it is the current reality. Truth be told it is only a reality the whole time we agree to participate in this system, keep paying taxes and accept the choices that have been force fed to us. But I think that is another article altogether.
Today I wanted to be a little more uplifting and let you know that we have solutions and you changing your internal world can fistly give you the strength to accept the external circumstances we are currently facing, but then eventually empower you enough to free yourself from this flawed world and into the world many enlightened souls are starting to travel towards. One in which we refuse to join in with the bullshit!
Now some of the stuff in this article may seem a little unconventional, but trust me when I say- we can spend our lives trying to change the world outside ourselves, but the true change start from within. Here are 5 things that could help!
Drink and Drugs-
Okay this one is a joke, I don’t encourage this in real life. Just making light of a situation that may feel hopeless to many! Don’t do either of these, in fact they will only make things worse. Because do you know what is worse than the idea of Donald Trump being president- the idea of Donald Trump being president when you are a) hungover or b) on a comedown.
Okay so to the real stuff! When life feels hopeless the best thing you can do is change it! If that is not possible in the current moment, you can look for what is already good. I don’t care who you are and what life has dealt you, there are things you can be happy about. Our brains are wired up to look for more of the same, so when we constantly look for the bad we will continue to find more of it. If we look for the good that is what we will see more of.
If you are stuck in the rut of always looking for the bad, it is okay, we have all been there! Building a habit take 21 days, which means within 21 days you can literally start to rewire your brain to look for more of the good stuff. Set a reminder on your phone or device to be grateful once a day, for 5 things. Write it down or do it in your head it doesn’t matter. When you do so you will see that regardless of the strange state of the world you will still have things to be happy about.
Yes, I did just say that, I am talking generally, but being that this article is aimed at our current Trump situation let’s throw some compassion his way. Could you imagine having his life? I mean seriously, all that hatred, distrust and lack of ability to put himself in the shoes of anyone but himself. If there is a person that needs compassion in these times, it is Mr Donald himself.
Meditation is a truly transformational practice! It will not make this situation go away, but it will certainly help you to find some inner peace, and as I said before change starts from within.
Take some time to meditate everyday, even if it is just for a few minutes it is easy, free and one of the most connecting thing you can do.
I can assure you if Don took 5 minutes a day out for something like this, he wouldn’t think the way he does and if our kids took out 5 minutes a day to do this, the future generation would never tolerate someone like Trump running for president.
I am totally serious on this one, you don’t need to be religious to pray either, you are just putting things out to the world! Pray for what you do want, not what you want less of. Shut your eyes and ask for a peaceful world, one full of love, compassion and acceptance! Who knows, if we all start doing it maybe a shift can happen!
I approached a serious issue, with a light heart for this article, but I am totally serious. If we work on ourselves, eventually we become empowered! That leads to a level of unfuckablewithness that you can’t messure! So let’s be the change and start with ourselves!
I am Luke Miller the author of this article and creator of Potential For Change. I like to blend psychology and spirituality to help you create more happiness in your life.Grab a copy of my free 33 Page Illustrated eBook- Psychology Meets Spirituality- Secrets To A Supercharged Life You Control Here