I wanted to offer the group some Dharma-type support for how to survive the upcoming elections. I found an article that I forgot to include in our class last week on Empathetic Joy, and thought it would be good to refer to it. Using the delightful film, “Groundhog Day” it illustrates the potential for finding happiness by appreciating the goodness in others:
I also gave the group a list some of the things I go to as a relief for anxiety; they offered some ideas of their own (which included appreciating the good circumstances in their lives, remembering impermanence, happiness that people are actually out voting, and the joy of a real groundhog)!
Here is another antidote to anxiety:
Bach’s Double Violin Concerto: