The media has been used to manipulate us for centuries. Just be true to yourself, folks. Be kind to each other. Find that hole inside you and learn to shovel in some love into that hole; it’s a capacity for healing which you already possess. Everyone who has ever defeated death or beat cancer tell the same story: you gotta come to grips with who you are inside, and you can’t do that if you keep avoiding it.
Meditation can help you find a way in. It will help you learn to listen to the signals your body is giving you all the time. You’ll learn self-discipline simply by exercising your free-will to practice where you put your attention. You should be choosing to disconnect your attention from the real world and focus on the thought world inside your head once in a while, with conscoius attention focused upon your mind, in an effort to reclaim intelligence, reclaim space inside, and to reclaim a sense of control over your inner demons.
The reasonable person would choose intentionally to practice meditation in one form or another. Here are a few things you could try that help get your mind off things and settle down the chaos of our brainwaves:
Fishing, sailing, swimming, biking, hiking, riding a horse, writing a poem, jotting down some notes on how you’re feeling, reading a book, finding something new to learn about, woodworking, model railroad building, modeling sports cars, pottery, painting, playing the piano, getting interested in anything other than mindless programs which teach you how to drivel, spending more time taking care of yourself, reading other people’s stories of suffering and awakening, or taking a walk outside barefoot in the grass with the sun on your face and shoulders while listening to your favorite band on some earbuds.