It is natural to feel fear when we feel out of control.
It is natural to seek a conclusion when we are afraid.
It is natural to act boldly from this conclusion in order to regain a sense of control.
All of this is a natural part of our biology and psychology. It is our response to fear. And, it can keep us safe. As long as we are responding to something that is real.
Many fears in our politics have been created by the confusion of ideas that seem to be in conflict or at odds. When this is the case, it is helpful to identify the fear, suspend conclusions, and ask questions.
The reality in which we are living might not justify the actions we are taking. This requires tapping into what many have called our higher nature.
This is also natural, but harder.
January 12, 2021