One of the most magnificent aspects of Steven Universe, is that it tackles complex topics (ranging from abusive relationships to the power of consent), in ways that are accessible for all audiences. A brilliant example of this informative inclusiveness, is presented in one of the latest chapters of Steven Universe titled Mindful Education. In this emotionally powerful episode, the series lead character Steven and his best friend/fusion partner Connie are dealing with severe symptoms of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) that has caused them both to be emotionally paralyzed with anxiety.
To help them battle with these internal demons, one of Steven’s adoptive guardians/mothers Garnet (beautifully played by actress/singer Estelle), provide both Steven and Connie with a healing mantra, embedded within catchy tune titled *Here Comes A Thought*. This sublime sing-a-long may seem simple at first, but in reality it reflects the healing and effective practice of Mindful Meditation, which is useful against many forms of mental anguish (including depression, disassociation, intrusive thoughts and yes... anxiety as well). This is just another wonderful example of how Steven Universe is universally healing hearts, minds and souls one magical episode at a time.