“Our Hearts are Broken”

President Obama opened his heartfelt speech in Tucson, Arizona with this phrase.
And, it is true. Our hearts are broken by what happened this past Saturday in Tucson, Arizona.

This confirms a universal Truth – that what happened is wrong. We agree on that. There is nothing good about a disturbed individual shooting innocent others.

On the other hand, the individual responses to the violence, and to those who were hurt by the violence, is recognized by all as good.

These two self-evident truths sum up our purpose in life.

The recognition of what is good and the healing of what is not. In every moment of our lives, this is the task.

God did not plan this tragedy, nor was it anyone’s destiny to be hurt or killed in this untimely violent manner. Neither was it anyone’s goal to heroically charge the violent attacker or in anyone’s dayplanner to sacrifice themselves in an attempt to save the one they loved.

Yet, the choice between violence and peace, fear and love, happens everyday in an infinite amount of ways, large and small, and this is our purpose – to choose love over fear; to respond to real needs over reacting out of personal frustration.

About nrosanoff

Spiritual coach/counselor, Metapsychiatrist, MetaViewer of Life.
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7 Responses to “Our Hearts are Broken”

  1. Janice Gallick says:

    Thanks for describing in such a clear way the simplicity of our life choices and reactions. Why do we often make it complicated when it not helpful?

    • Nancy says:

      We make life more complicated because that makes us seem important and independent from God, the underlying benevolent force of all life. Until we begin to see this, and begin to live with the simplicity and humility of who we really are, we will not know true peace.

  2. mgallagher29 says:

    Nancy, it would be interesting to hear more on “healing what is not good”. Thanks for the post!

    • Nancy says:

      Here is a short answer to your question: “Healing what is not good” comes about when we stop feeding it with our attention. We are individual consciousnesses and what we pay attention to, are aware of and get involved with form and feed what we experience. The awakening to the essential nature of our being – which is consciousness begins with discernment between what is good and what is not – then our interest in what is good develops as we see the good that flows from our attentiveness to it, and finally, all interest in being seduced, provoked and/or intimidated dissolves.

      • mgallagher29 says:

        Nancy, i like the idea of “not feeding” what is not. What a waste to spend any time feeding nothing, and yet we do it all the time. The challenge is to see what is “not good” as nothing and what is good as God, or the only “thing”. Simple, but very challenging, bc, as you say to Janice, we want to seem important, to be something (we are not).

  3. Nancy says:

    It helps us recognize what is “good” when we see “non-personally.” We may not like it when it rains, but when we see that rain is good for life, for growth, for green, for all – we appreciate rain, are grateful for it – instead of dwelling on our personal inconvenience. It’s the same with everything. The more “personal” we see what is happening, the more disturbed we are. “Good” is what is good. There is nothing personal about it – although our lives become good as we align our selves to it.

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