My grassroots answer to political upheaval

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Months ago, non-stop coverage of candidates stumping for the upcoming presidential election in the US took me on a pretty wild emotional tour. You may know the tour I’m talking about. And I have to admit—before I gained some spiritual clarity—it wasn’t a fun ride!

When I first started tuning in to election coverage, I went from a place of deliberate ignorance and apathy, to an avid fervor for individual participation in the political process that was both tearful and angry. Worry and a feeling of helplessness when it came to the state of the nation and the world characterized my thinking at the time.

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