Detachment is an art in which I am not proficient. I tend to invest deeply in people, places, and causes I love and believe in.
However, lately, I am finding myself in a number of situations where I can't reconcile my core beliefs with those being espoused around me. Love, grace, acceptance, inclusion, mercy, peace...I can't (and don't want to) change or give up those beliefs.
What do I do when almost everywhere I go I am being pounded words and actions that cause such dissonance in my mind that I come away feeling spiritually and emotionally battered? It almost makes me wish I was the type of person who can float through life without the entanglements of deep emotional investment. But, that is not me.
So, I must find ways to at least temporarily detach from situations that I feel like I cannot physically escape at this time.
Ideas are welcome.