Thoughts of Healing on September 11, 2012

Healing the Divided Mind

by Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, CTP, CMC, ACT, MCC, SCAC
Part of the What Kind of World do YOU Want? series
[link to videos by Deepak Chopra below]

Several standing appointments were cancelled today — unexpected and unplanned time to reflect made suddenly available.

I spent some of that time on FaceBook, catching up and connecting with friends and colleagues whom I have inadvertently neglected in the scramble to keep up with the requirements of events that have surrounded me since January.

It was NOT an ordinary day.

I knew there would be a great many posts telling their stories, and expressing gratitude that their loved ones had been spared.

I knew, as well, that many would take time and care in their expressions of empathy and love for those who were not so blessed.

  • expected to see expressions of unhealed pain, loss and grief –
    which I found.
  • I also expected more than a few expressions of anger –
    which I also found.

I was unprepared for the expressions of revenge and retribution.

ALL of us who are able simply must continue to put energy into healing this wound that is gaping still – in America and in other countries affected by retribution-inspired violence.

We will NEVER forget, but the only way inject meaning into this senseless act of violence (and those that came before and those that followed), is to come to a place where we can experience our feelings without BEING our feelings: taking a STAND for Peace, and sourcing our actions from that stand.

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