If we are looking for a silver lining in America’s current political climate, it’s an increased call for social awareness and action. People are organizing like never before, and we are looking for answers to make powerful, effective change. Change in our society, change in ourselves and change in the world.
The times are certainly desperate, with military and political agitation rising across the world and an environmental crisis like nothing humanity has ever faced.
On top of this, the world’s institutions have proved themselves to be ill-equipped to respond to the knowledge and insight of our brightest scientific minds and analysts, and thus ill-equipped to handle these crises.
Now more than ever, our spiritual practice will be needed to fortify ourselves and keep us engaged in active participation for transformation and positive change.