Aghast in Alabama
The advice to shut off the news is a good one I've heard many times. If you want to maintain hope, meditation is a good way to get in touch with your own compassionate nature. Please listen to my Chakra Meditations, especially for the Heart Chakra, to know that love and compassion do exist. If they exist in you, as we are all connected, they can exist throughout the world.
I recently read "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society," and I can't recommend it enough to brighten your spirit. Despite the horrors of WWII related in the book, I was left with a smile and grateful tears that such brave, loving people could populate our world. In fact, I laughed out loud so many times, my neighbors wondered if I was doing another Laughter Yoga workshop.
Becca Chopra, author of The Chakra Diaries