Seeing past turmoil in the news

First appeared as a Web Original on October 14, 2019.

If you don’t like the news, you don’t appear to have a whole lot of options. You can tune out—as more and more people are doing—but that can feel like sticking your head in the sand. And if you tune in, it can seem the only options are to either hold your nose or be whipped into a frenzy of anger, frustration, or fear.

In a world where turmoil seems to lurk behind every click or turn of the page, how do we stay informed without losing our peace of mind?

As the editor of The Christian Science Monitor, and someone who has reported from the Pentagon to Pakistan, I’ve had to give this a lot of thought. The answer that has been most meaningful to me has come from looking at the news through a spiritual lens.

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