Somebody said that even if you only witness abuse, you are a victim. Today with the 24-hour news cycle we are all witness to unthinkable horrors and some of them even happen to us.
Unfortunately, our brains have been wired to vividly remember the traumatic over the good. We evolved this way so that we could protect ourselves in the wild.
However, we are no longer in the wild and our brains have not evolved to be able to handle witnessing ALL the unthinkable horrors on earth at the same time, though this is possible because we are all so hooked into the media!
Our whole species is under psychological strain, we are depressed. My heart is sore and tattered by recent events in Orlando, Iraq and other places. My tears flow.
When we watch and experience the war and violent crime today, we are witnessing the human race at its worst.
B.K.S. Iyengar wrote:
“Before peace between the nations, we have to find peace inside that small nation, which is our own being.”
You can use yoga to find peace within yourself. Use standing poses and the back bend poses to expand out and open your chest, making space for your heart center. Make space until you have that special feeling of well-being that yoga brings.
Start with yourself and work outwards. Make space for your heart to heal, to be generous, to be tolerant and to love, love, love. Heal yourself, heal this world.
Love is Love Human Rights Campaign: http://www.hrc.org/
Every Town for Gun Safety http://everytown.org/