Unplug from the media.
Reach your arms out to the people right next to you, those you can touch, in your homes, your schools, your offices, parks, coffee shops, grocery stores, fields, factories, churches, synagogues, mosques, gyms and sidewalks, and know that all the work you ever need do is right there, work that is utterly independent of politics, media, economics or ideology.
It is in the actions taken every day to open to yourself and to others, stepping deeper into whomever you are here to be, whatever it is you are here to do, that you create the world you want to live in.
Let the referendums, legislation and elected officials fade back into their rightful place, knowing these things are so often distractions and confusions driven by fears that what we have and what we hold dear will be taken from us by the Other and are so very seldom expressions of love, joy and connectedness, the pillars that have always supported positive social change.
Reach your hands out to those near you, lift your face and eyes to the sky, open your heart and let joy and love fill you up and overflow, washing over your children, your neighbors, your family, your students, those you fear, those you dislike and those that have done you harm.
It is a great comfort to me to believe that deep down we all want the same things: to be loved, to love, to belong and have purpose. In that space I find compassion for those I fear and don't understand. It helps me feel like I can move forward, come what may.
Ryan Brown, TBS Coach