Some readers have asked for a simple prayer or blessing or mantra that they can say to help them be strong in very trying times. I like this beautiful blessing from Chief Dan George.
It speaks to the things that plague many of us – sadness, the aching to find beauty in something, acknowledging the tears that we cry, and why we need silence.
My suggestion is that you either write out the words, or print this, or put it on your phone so that you can say this silently four or five times a day. Say the blessing for yourself first, and then for one other. Over time, add more people to the blessing. Notice how the blessing makes you feel. Be grateful for it.