It seems everyone is on edge, close to it, or even over it. We aren’t sleeping well. Our minds are distracted. We feel tense. It affects our relationships. It is harder to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Although we may acknowledge silver linings in dark clouds, they are becoming harder to believe in. These are indeed tough times, maybe the toughest we’ve experienced. Nevertheless, all is not lost. There are some amazing things being done around the world where individuals and communities are stepping up to help the neediest among the needy. This gives us inspiration to come out of our shell and remember others are suffering just like we are. This brings a feeling of deep interconnection, which leads to feeling close, which leads to love and compassion.