I don't know about you, but it seems every time I look at the news, there is an underlying tone of hatred and fear. It is mesmeric, and draws me into a very unholy state - disturbing, and in no way constructive. Aha! Another case where I need Truth! If not, I am going to go around with a cloud over my head, perhaps become bitter, demoralized. That can't be right!
I consider a demoralized state no different from a sickness - cannot accept it, live with it, pretend it does not exist. So what to do? First, accept that there is something I can do! Truth dictates that my heritage is not endless misery, but good stuff. Second, I can turn away from the negative bombardment (essentially chaos) to the one Mind, one universal, good God. Third, "Hold steadfastly to the enduring, the good, and the true..." (S&H)
Here are some tips:
"The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you." (Jesus) - it is our consciousness; this is where God has given us dominion.
"Human hate has no legitimate mandate and no kingdom. Love is enthroned." (S&H) - think of it! all this hate is illegitimate, with no power if we don't give it. Universal Love alone is legitimate.
Don't you think we do much better for ourselves and our fellow man thinking this way, rather than roiling around in the mud?