Life is sacred and our journeys here are so precious. Each living person makes an important contribution to this world. These beautiful lives were taken in an instant leaving a ripple of sadness, confusion and anger.
Many vigils are being held to honor the lives and to celebrate the life that each person did get to live. No matter how many years they lived, each moment they had is being celebrated and mourned, and they will be greatly missed.
When such tragedy happens in our own neighborhood or across the world it impacts us all. We feel it deeper the closer to home the tragedy is, but one way or another we are all impacted.
I encourage each one of you to step into a space of appreciation of life. Step into a space of celebration for life and with that anger felt deep down inside, use that anger as fuel for cause to create more peace, safety, quality of life and to enjoy more.
Take this moment and honor the lives taken and move forward towards creating safer, more loving and joyful lives and communities. This is not a time to create more violence or to fuel hatred. This is the time for us to step forward and create a ripple effect of great love and strong community. We get to decide what comes of such events. We can use this as a way of creating good cause or a way of perpetuating negative cause.
We can go on about gun control and we can blame and bash, or we can go on and find the strength and courage to create more of what we would like to see. Working towards solutions is far more powerful than working against problems.
What would we like to see so that these tragedies no longer take place? How would we like to see things handled should such horrific crimes take place again? What solutions or resources could create safer communities? What solutions or resources can we increase in our communities to increase the quality of life for all so that when life is taken, we can feel some sense of comfort that it was one well lived?
What can you do as an individual to be safer, to be more peaceful, and to be more proactive?
What can you do to improve your quality of life?
What solutions can you be a part of that will assist in creating stronger, safer, more joyful communities?
We are so very sorry for the lives lost and so grievously impacted by violence.
We too light a candle to show a light for those dear souls lost to violence.
May all those that died rest in internal peace, and may all their loved ones find comfort from their pain and their loss.
My heart feels so heavy for these surviving loved ones. I am so deeply sorry for your loss.