I have many thoughts and feelings about recent events, personal and societal. Enjoy this reblog while I work it all out. While some of this content is out of date, the message is timely, how to fight injustice without hate. How to be in integrity and take right action.
I really truly thought I knew myself better. I expected to weather this isolation period rather well. I am an introvert at heart, that loves lingering in books, with solitude and the old oak tree as a backdrop. I figured once the shock of my layoff wore off and my benefits were established, I would discover some joy within and thrive with all this newfound free time. Well, I was mistaken. The perpetual conflicts I encounter with others continue in my pursuit to receive the benefits I worked hard to acquire. I pay taxes and I have worked very hard over my lifetime, often in psychologically toxic workplaces. My last employer should change its name to Clusterfuck. Yup, I just wrote that sentence. Anyone still wonder why my blog is anonymous?
My health is now showing the delayed result of my anger and pain. I have skin eruptions on my…
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2 comments on “Fight Injustice Without Hate”
I went and read your blog, and then sat and gave it some thought. It’s so hard to fight corporate America, even if you are 150% right. Which we often are. To work and demand some satisfaction is amazingly stressful. I hear you about breaking out and developing ulcers and mind chatter that won’t stop. Injustice is another plight that we see every day, and often can do nothing about. Write or call senators and representatives may make you feel better but doesn’t do much to change the world unless a million other people do the same thing at the same time. And being an empath to boot magnifies everything you (and others) feel to the point you want to sit in the middle of the desert and never come out.
Meditation works; relaxing music, yoga, group therapy and journaling all are positive ways to deal with negativity. I myself have tried almost all. Some I’ve kept, others I’ve given up on. Two things seemed to help balance my huge mood swings and not-stop mind chatter; a mild anti anxiety medicine, and finding a creative outlet that can occupy, even addict, your attention. Mine is writing and making Angel Tears (suncatcher). Other friends quilt, crochet, paint, and make jewelry.
Find something that demands your attention. Something that you CAN do something about.
Just my two cents.
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Thanks for reaching out and engaging. I know all about coping skills. I work as a therapist. Just needed to vent.