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Reflections for today’s significance: 9/11

Posted in Uncategorized by Administrator on the September 12th, 2013

Reflecting on the significance of this day and the devastations and trauma that occurred; 9/11. I think about how many of us believe it’s right to fight for what we believe in. Some have more passion and intensity in their beliefs/values- then have a need to “fight”- which can sometimes lead to physical, emotional, mental warfare. Some fights lead to the destruction of the masses but all fights can lead to our own self destruction as well…
I myself have been guilty in my past for resorting to a “fight” in order to achieve my goals or what I believe in and sometimes in defense of what is unjust or feeling treated wrongly/badly. And although I have managed to change much of that thru the years, I feel very tested by some people/situations and struggle in not resorting to my old ways even if I feel justified. But so far so good in not repeating my ways from “back in the day”. And some times are harder than others. For goodness sake, I teach anger management. Lol. I definitely try to practice what I preach.
Most people have their reasons that lead them to do what others may believe as irrational, senseless, evil, negative, etc. And most of us have or continue to “fight fire with fire”. This is a hard issue. As a human with feelings, values, thoughts, reactions and imperfections- I too struggle with always maintaining perfect peace. I try. I fail. But I keep trying. And I keep getting better each time as I age. Yet I know fighting begets fighting. When will it end? But at times, we feel we also have to defend our freedom, safety, lives, etc… I don’t have all the answers for sure. But I seek them out.
What keeps coming to mind at least for me in my own life is that I can’t go out and look for peace. I must BE peace. And if I fail at times, may I be Blessed with the compassion, forgiveness, wisdom and strength to go back and try again.
Peace starts with each of us… Peace begets peace? I pray for this.
May we appreciate the freedom, goodness and Blessings in our lives while we’re living our lives…
Loving, positive energy to all of you…

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