F*ck That: An Honest Meditation for These Times

Maybe you’ve noticed that a thin-skinned, pathological liar and racist misogynist with no experience or interest in government and a history of boasting about sexual assault was just elected president. You probably also noticed that he has assembled a cabinet of white nationalists, homophobes, wife beaters, school privatizers, labor opponents, xenophobes, corrupt bankers, conspiracy theorists and family members to head up agencies they seem hellbent on destroying. This man is in office because almost 63 million of our fellow citizens voted for him because they think America was great when genocide, slavery or Jim Crow was happening. That’s what we’re dealing with.

As Donald Trump violates laws, creates new international enemies, undoes civil rights, and generally backtracks furiously on progress, it can be hard to find the space to breathe. That’s where meditation comes in; a way to care for ourselves by briefly clearing our heads before we get back to the daily work of pushing back on everything this maniac stands for. These times call for a special kind of meditation, one that really addresses the weight that drags us all down.

Enter “F*ck That: An Honest Meditation.” It combines soothing music, relaxing visuals and a gentle voiceover offering the most profanity-laden guidance you have ever heard on a meditation recording. “Take in a deep breath. Now breathe out. Just feel the f*cking nonsense float away,” the voice suggests. “And with each breath, feel your body saying, f*ck that."

In other words, it’s just what you need right now in this moment. Check it out in full, below. 

Enjoy this piece?

… then let us make a small request. AlterNet’s journalists work tirelessly to counter the traditional corporate media narrative. We’re here seven days a week, 365 days a year. And we’re proud to say that we’ve been bringing you the real, unfiltered news for 20 years—longer than any other progressive news site on the Internet.

It’s through the generosity of our supporters that we’re able to share with you all the underreported news you need to know. Independent journalism is increasingly imperiled; ads alone can’t pay our bills. AlterNet counts on readers like you to support our coverage. Did you enjoy content from David Cay Johnston, Common Dreams, Raw Story and Robert Reich? Opinion from Salon and Jim Hightower? Analysis by The Conversation? Then join the hundreds of readers who have supported AlterNet this year.

Every reader contribution, whatever the amount, makes a tremendous difference. Help ensure AlterNet remains independent long into the future. Support progressive journalism with a one-time contribution to AlterNet, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you. Click here to donate by check.

DonateDonate by credit card


Thanks for your support!

Did you enjoy AlterNet this year? Join us! We're offering AlterNet ad-free for 15% off - just $2 per week. From now until March 15th.