This morning, I overheard Luna (my 5 year old) ask her mom, "Why are some people mean?" to which Amy responded "They forget that we are all connected."
I thought this was the most amazing response. And the more I thought about it the more profound it became. Violence and hatred stem from disconnection, from separation. We fear the other, the one who is different, the one we don't know.
With such horrible violence happening around the world what can we, as individuals, do to help?
I think one powerful way is through fostering the remembrance of connection; connection to self, connection to other, to neighbor, to stranger, to animal, to plant, to rock, to earth, to the universe.
These are my thoughts of the moment.
With love and remembrance,