Is It Possible to Find Peace While People in Other Countries Suffer?

Q: Dear Todd, is it possible to maintain inner peace when the world is going through so much? There are wars, terrorism and human rights violations. Is it achievable to be peaceful while other countries are suffering?

Todd Answers: Isn’t it interesting that a parent with a child in danger can run and save the child without thinking but if we watch TV we get stress and sadness? This empathy is natural, but the mental suffering doesn’t help the situation. 

In fact, panic often makes the situation worse. We must always channel that negative energy we consume into something positive, whether that’s political action, community action, or meditation and yoga.

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