Writing this description in advance, it’s hard to know what feelings we’ll be feeling this week. But we can predict that we will have them. Not just from the election, but from months of living in this pandemic time. The Sunday after Election Day, many will be feeling emotional pain. Exhaustion from the last year of social and family conflicts. Feelings suppressed just to get through reading the news and living our lives. Worry about the near and far future.
The second step in healing from an emotional pain (after recognizing that we are in pain) is to feel our feelings. The same is true whether we experience that hurt from personal disappointments, relationship conflict, or social conflict. And right now, we have a nation where many are in emotional pain. Rushing to emotional healing before we feel our feelings can delay real healing, just as treating symptoms without finding the cause can delay physical healing. Jone Johnson Lewis, Leader of the Society, will reflect on the role of our emotions in healing.
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Program begins at 11:00 a.m, with gathering time until about 11:10.
Our Ethics Matters theme for November is Healing.
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