Most of us in the world are probably affected by what happens in China, Russia or the US. And these countries affect each other. So the recent US election will probably affect everyone directly or indirectly. (My country, Australia is affected by the decisions of both the US and China.)
My friends in the US are moving on from shock to grief, some into depression, others to outrage. It isn’t an exaggeration to say that some are terrified. Many are fearful of the future, many more are worried.
Staying With It
What to do? This may not be welcome advice, but stay with it – as you can, feel the feelings. Withdraw for a time. Feel some more. Listen to the fears – there will like be experiences from your childhood that are awoken; along with realistic concerns.
Express the feelings fully. This will take time. And it may mean going to a place where you can throw stuff and stomp and scream safely.
If you can talk to others who can listen, this will help.
Once you feel that you can think clearly, decide on some things to do.
What can you do to safeguard those you love?
How can you preserve or build the kind of society you want to live in?
Start tiny. Do anything.
To begin with, the most important is to begin. However tiny the first step is, take it. It will help with the feelings and is a positive contribution.
Taking the next step will be easier. And a few small steps can add up to a significant difference for yourself and those around you. If you can link with friends or existing groups then the actions can rapidly add up.
Any and all comments very welcome.