BY LEO BABAUTA

Whether you’re in the U.S. or not, the results of the election can bring up some strong feelings — maybe outrage or depression, maybe elation and shock, maybe contempt for others.

In this crazy emotional time, I urge you to try a compassion practice.

Perhaps, like some people I know, you are angry about the outcome, and can’t believe your fellow Americans would elect the person they elected.… read more

I had what may have been an Epiphany. I could be wrong. I don’t know.. but.. here it is
Social Media has grown a LOT in the last 8 years.
For 8 years, we saw Republicans / Conservatives spout hate.
Democrats / Liberals thought that they were above all that. (yes.. I’m dogging both.. Keep in mind that I am quite liberal, although I voted for neither party..… read more

This has never been about politics.
This is not about one candidate over the other.

It’s not about one’s ideas over another’s.
It is not blue vs. red.
It’s not her emails vs. his bad language.
It’s not her dishonesty vs. his 
indecency.

It’s about overt racism and hostility toward minorities.
It’s about religion being weaponized.
It’s about crassness and vulgarity and disregard for women.read more