This happens most frequently to me after reading the paper or listening to the news.
So, I am inviting us to explore what “grounded optimism” might look like.
A few words of inspiration from Maya Angelou:
Hope and Fear cannot occupy the same space
at the same time.
Invite one to stay.
And a bit of wisdom, courtesy of Thomas Berry, a Catholic priest and cultural historian:
If the dynamics of the Universe from the beginning shaped the course of the Heavens, lighted the Sun, and formed the Earth, if this same dynamism brought forth the continents and seas and atmosphere …..and, finally brought us into being and guided us safely through the turbulent centuries, there is reason to believe that this same guiding process is precisely what has awakened in us our present understanding of ourselves and our relation to this stupendous process. Sensitized to such guidance from the very structure and functioning of the Universe, we can have confidence in the future that awaits the human venture.