A Little Light


Usually I post just once a week, but I felt compelled to do one more in light of the Boston marathon tragedy. I’ve been mulling over what transpired, and in particular, the reaction to it. No doubt it was a heinous act, and many innocent people have experienced pointless suffering. There were – and still are –  countless posts on Facebook about it; pledges of love and support, conspiracy theorists vocalizing their thoughts, and some cries of outrage.  In the mix of this I also saw a comment that posted a report about a wedding party in Afghanistan that was blasted by US bombs, killing 30 members. This got me thinking, is either incident more or less tragic? Isn’t the death of just one innocent individual one too many? 

Every day across the world people die from senseless violent acts at the hands of others, and there will always be evil perpetrated upon those who are caught in the crossfire. Unfortunately, that’s life on this planet. It’s been this way since time began, and most likely – unless a more civilized and evolved society kicks in – will continue until the end of our existence. All we can do is counter the violence and hate with inclusiveness, tolerance and love. I choose to focus on that, and not to point fingers at those that we assume to be at fault because of our need to serve our own agenda.

For every bad act there are countless more that show our true human spirit through the many brave deeds of those rushing in to help. We do this, most of us, no matter our race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation, because that’s what we’re really made of. Not the dark twisted thoughts of an extremist.

What do we do in times like these? We pull together. We support one another. We become a bigger light to dispel the darkness, and we honor the dead and injured by living a meaningful life.

Much Love.

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From Over There:
“Darkness comes from troubled souls that derive power from the disempowerment of others. These unevolved individuals have not yet mastered the discipline of self-responsibility. With light comes even greater power. With this power is great responsibility for not only self, but for all beings. When one choses the path of light it acts as a beacon to others, creating ever-widening, ever-strengthening power to create great change and the evolution of humanity.”

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