From the beginning of his presidency, Donald Trump has been the most difficult person in my life. On February 13, 2017 I began sending him a message with a loving-kindness blessing every day via the White House contact page. Starting with the February 20th message all of the letters are reproduced here, and I plan to continue sending him daily letters and posting them on this blog for the duration of his time in office.
These letters are my attempt to say out loud what I see happening to our country and to navigate these challenging dark times without losing my humanity and integrity. I offer them here in the hope they might be of use to others, whether as a springboard for developing or maintaining your own practices or as ideas to bump up against and engage with in some way. (For more information see the About page.)
May we all be safe and free from harm.
May we all remain open to infusions of joy.
May we all be healthy and strong.
May all of our lives unfold and intersect peacefully.
2 thoughts on “Hello and Welcome”
Thank you for doing this and sharing it. I truly believe that women with this type of resistance, commitment and persistence are our best hope to push back on this darkness. My hope is for a new kind of leadership with “quiet” voices and activism that marches under the headlines but connects people of goodness with action like a tidal wave. Others have to be part of the solution too but fighting with aggression only seems to enable the most aggressive and craven actors. Some of us aren’t as able to maintain the right voice but we can listen, support and follow. Thats my plan.
Hi Ty — thank you so much for these words and your support. I really appreciate your observation that the quieter ones among us have valuable perspectives and energy to offer. We are all in this together and it’s going to take all of us figuring out how to play to our strengths and push our comfort zones to sort out a way forward that is predicated on integrity and mutual respect. Thanks again, Tracy