A friend called me last night to talk about the real world Matrix and how he feels he's now being gas-lit by purveyed reality. News. Friends. Family. He cannot sleep anymore.
I knew precisely what he was describing, but I cheat and knock myself out with tasty herbs. Still... 1/5
2/5 I often awaken in abject terror & cannot fall back to sleep w/o another toke. My mind can get... busy. Friend is tuning out news where he cannot change outcomes. He's tuning out friends n family who have been warshed. He's turning off the gas at the meter. There is a fine...
3/5 line between turning away and tuning out. We cannot turn away, but we need to focus on the things on which we can affect positive change. Locally is a great place to start.
I cannot help stop leaking radioactive waste in Wash state. Washingtonians can.
I can fight for my...
4/5 own rivers and Bay and push for change in Congress.
I cannot stop racist cops in MN. Minnesotans can.
I can fight racist cops in MD/DC and push for change in Congress.
My backyard has plenty of slayable terrors which need my full focus and positive change is contagious. So,
5/5 ...my message to my friend & anyone drowning in insomniatic dread is to work locally. You focus on problem solving at home while being mindful of the big picture. Turn down the noise so you can hear yourself work on local change w/ visible outcomes.
Small bites will fill.
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