I tend to keep quiet when tragedy strikes. Mainly for the reason that I find it overwhelming how people respond; while I am not trying to belittle people's reaction I am loathe to feed into the sensationalism that tends to rise out of it and the sense of morbid fascination people find themselves caught up in. While I've been raised Christian I find that I struggle with how many Christians react in general.... to anything. A sense that they are right and everyone else is wrong, a sense some times I feel that they are overlooking the purpose of why we are here and what it is we should be doing and honestly it's not just christians. If people took the time to read what Jesus taught and practiced exactly that it would be such a different view or what their own religion taught they might view it differently. Even in my yoga practice I meet some very judgmental people which can be marred by the indignation of their opinions.
Laura Plumb today stated this on her Facebook post: "Ahisma is a Yoga word for Non-violence. In fact, it is the first step into Yoga. The step Yogis are invited to take before, between, after, beyond...in every breath, with every thought, ahimsa! The opposite of violence is compassion, connection, love. We all have a part to play. Let's Love!" Jesus said this as well, Love your neighbor as yourself. But how often do we really love others like we love ourselves? I can clearly recollect reading in the Bible Jesus ate with the sinners, the prostitutes and the tax collectors. He didn't isolate himself with only the "good" people he wanted to associate with. He also said we should have love like a child. The post I'm sharing by Kevin Gosztola is showing that- by two Iraqui children- Love. Children whose lives are every day effected by such violence. They are true examples of love, regardless of race and creed and we would be well to remember it.
Live a life worthy of such love,