Heartbreak In Connecticut
I was going to post #5 of the series, “Nine Essentials of Health” today when I logged into Yahoo and discovered that two gunman had opened fire at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT. As of this time (1:37 p.m. EST), there are at least 27 dead, 18 of them little kids at the school. It seems inappropriate to post on laughter and mental exercise as one of the keys to health, and I’m not feelin’ it at the moment; however, in retrospect, it is important to breed joy and mirth in our hearts and minds for the health of the body as well as the society. But more importantly, it is important to breed love.
This horrible event follows on the heels of the Oregon Mall shooting, which follows on the heels of I-96 shootings in Michigan, which follows on the heels of Colorado shootings, which follows on the heels of Wisconsin shootings, which follow on the heels of…etc…etc…etc…
I admit; the closer to home it is, the more acute the tragedy feels. I have a daughter in Connecticut schools and I have friends and acquaintances all over Fairfield County, CT. Schools all over this all-American county are on heightened security.
Like any parent in Fairfield County, I worry for my child, so I am hungry for information. I find it curious that an “unnamed” Washington official is reporting on this shooting, indicating a lead in New Jersey that may be related to this case of little ones shot in Newtown, CT. After all, the event only happened this morning, in Connecticut; yet there is already ties that cross borders regionally.
This tells me that regional separations are an illusion. This tells me that there are many disillusioned and disappointed people in this country, and there are many more who are only beginning to awaken to this growing trend of outrageous behavior and to understand that they, too, are subject to its consequences.
Now more than ever, we need to pull together and find a way to communicate with each other in an honest and loving manner. Now more than ever, we need to understand that each of us has an impact on another, and that every action is important. Nothing happens in isolation, and no one is separate from the world.
Growing unrest equals growing tragedy. We have it within us to be loving and rational, and to employ the teachings of the greatest spiritual leaders of all time. Let’s take care of one another and approach each other as if we really need to listen to one another, because we do.
Let’s us breed patience, caring and understanding as opposed to defensiveness and misunderstanding. Let us take our friends, family and neighbors into our hearts and take care of them with love instead of impatience. Let’s practice what we preach. Let us be civilized. Let us practice the Art of Humanity.
These tragedies are astonishing and terrible, and they are not happening in isolation. What happens in every nation and every town affects us all. Let us rise to our inner best and breed peace, love and cooperation in the world. I see that we can.
I love you all.
Posted on 12/14/2012, in Uncategorized and tagged Colorado, Connecticut, New Jersey, Newtown, Newtown Connecticut, Newtown Public Schools, United States, Wisconsin, Yahoo. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.