February 27, 2020 4 minutes to read · 1000 words

Mindfulness 101: Politics and Mindfulness

By Melanie Bragg

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It goes without saying that politics these days is volatile. And the constant negativity we see on the television, social media, and all types of communication has to be affecting our psyche. It used to be that there was a tolerance for differing opinions. The basis of democracy was: you debate, you explore ideas, you contrast, and then take a vote. Once the vote is taken, you work together to accomplish goals for the greater good until the next vote comes up. The era we are living in now is very different from what it used to be. Many people have stopped listening to other viewpoints.

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