Inspired by several different people, including The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
1. We can only absorb prejudice and hatred together.
I'm reading a lot of people in deep personal distress. It needs to be shared, and in some way other than social media. Find a group where you live. Found a group where you live. Hook into a networks like Sojourners or Van Jones Dream Corps. So also...
2. We can only practice resistance and organize for change together.
See #1. These are separated because they are separate steps in the process of transformation.
3. Don't be surprised when institutions fail us, but by all means do not give up on them.
Institutions have already failed us. They will not save us. It is the widespread (and deserved) mistrust of institutions that has gotten us into this mess. When institutions are weak and mistrusted it leaves holes for ego-driven individuals to walk through to "save the day."
4. Those in this country who have traditionally held power are not going to give it up easily.
We cannot take that power back from them, we can only diffuse it with faith, hope, and love, acted out in myriad ways, but especially through non-violent resistance.
5. Think Globally but Act Locally.
In the localities that elected Mr. Trump people have bought that notion of a liberal elite because they have little experience that proves otherwise. It just may be that progressive people living in areas that voted for Mr. Trump is where the most important work needs to be done.