As a result, we might tend to repress the feelings coming up as we take in the news from the world and the neighbourhood. And this can result in Anxiety, Depression and often PTSD in many formats.
It is natural to feel let down and disappointed when we see our fellow humans behaving in ways that are greedy, selfish, violent or uncaring, but there are also ways to process that disappointment without sinking into despondency. As with any emotional response, we honour our feelings by feeling them fully, without judging or acting on them. Once we’ve done that – and we may need to do it every day, as part of our daily self-care – we can begin to consider ways that we might help the situation in which humanity finds itself.