When faced with anger, choose to love

As I watched a TV program laced with anger over government policies and positions of elected officials, I started to feel angry. My insides tightened, and I became critical and gloomy about my country’s future. The more I listened, the angrier I got.

After a while of soaking in this negativity, I realized that I was in a mental place I didn’t want to be. I saw that fiery anger and across-the-board-condemnation were not constructive ways to promote progress and healing. So, I protested. “Wait!” I declared. “I don’t have to get angry because someone else is angry. I can think for myself and let God, divine Mind, lead me.”

To break free from being mesmerized by the on-screen rage, I prayed to see God, and not someone else’s political opinion, as the one true Mind that really guides each of us—everyone. God as Mind is Love (see I John 4:8), and Love does not impart hatred, fear, and intimidation. The one Mind that is Love governs with understanding and care.

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