Waking Basics: WHAT CAN WE DO? #FloridaSchoolShooting #love
THERE IS SOMETHING WE CAN DO. PLEASE READ AND SEND LOVE.
WITH GREAT SADNESS, I REPOST THIS ENTRY FROM EARLY OCTOBER. MY HEART GOES OUT TO THE FAMILIES IN PARKLAND, FLORIDA.
As the Las Vegas shooting - NOW PARKLAND - takes its place as ANOTHER mass shooting in US history, we all pray for the victims & their families. We hope for the full recovery of those injured. And we wish that it never happens again.
But there is something more we can do. We can send out love to the hearts of those susceptible to these kinds of horrendous, hate crimes.
The opposite of love is fear. And fear breeds anger and hate. I don’t imagine that anyone grows up with a wish in their heart to be a mass killer. Imagine what one must go through to get to this point. How much hate and horror must one have in their mind and their heart to commit such a reprehensible crime?
No longer is life an option for those taken from this and other unexpected and senseless tragedies. The whole World feels their pain.
For the sake of future victims out there, perhaps, we can sit and meditate on love. Perhaps we can take refuge in a church, temple or other spiritual sanctuaries. There we can quietly pray that love reaches the hearts of those at risk of becoming the next shooter.
We can do this in honor of all those innocent victims that have fallen. And if we, as a society, can send out enough love to rid at least a few hearts of the hate and anger inside, then love has, indeed, saved lives.
I WOULD LIKE TO ALSO SAY THAT AWARENESS IS KEY. IF YOU KNOW OF SOMEONE THAT MIGHT BE AT RISK, PLEASE SPEAK UP.
Thank you for reading this blog post.