I am so overwhelmed and upset at the state of this world. Life on this planet changed forever in Paris almost two weeks ago. While it was not on the scale of 9/11 fifteen years ago, it was just as devastating and life changing.
Fifteen years ago, radical Islam burst into the West and onto the world stage, two weeks ago, it upped the stakes and declared open war on ALL non-Muslims as well as “moderate Muslims”. Admittedly, I am in two minds about the term “moderate Muslims” but the fact remains that any Muslim not prepared to take up arms and kill “infidels and kaffirs” is also a target of these fuckwits (I refuse to utter their name).
I have spent everyday since the attacks in Paris in prayer and meditation and trying to avoid the news during the day. I will read/watch it in the morning and then put a ban on it (sometimes unsuccessfully) during the day so I won’t spend the day in tears or feeling so helpless. But His Holiness the Dalai Lama put it very succinctly – let us work for peace within our families and society, and not expect help from God, Buddha or the governments. And this is just it, this is a MAN MADE PROBLEM, _WE_ need to fix it. It seems so logical, but our world leaders are just escalating it into WWIII 😦
And so, I will continue to pray, meditate and send metta into the world and to our leaders. God/dess/Creator/Universe knows they need it.