Tuesday is election day for those of us in the United States. While we all hope it will be an ordinary election, much like all the others, we know it may not be. While we do not want to invite trouble, we know it could happen. So what do we do?
- Meditate on peace. Inner peace first because that is how we create peace in the world.
- Try to control your exposure to the media. Don’t hang on to every minute of election coverage.
- During the election there have been many things said to intentionally instill fear in the people. Over the past few months we have been talking about ways to defeat fear. I have done this so we would all have tools to use if needed. Use them.
- Don’t react immediately to “isn’t it terrible” types of stories. Election day hasn’t even arrived yet and we are already hearing about intentionally misprinted ballots (hoax), 15 days of total darkness in November (another hoax). Take the time to calm down and do a little research before you react. Snopes.com is a good place to start if you suspect something may be a hoax. Remember if something seems outrageous it probably is.
The most important thing we can do right now is stay calm and pray/mediate for peace.