It’s a poignant day for me, today, 9/11/2009. Of course there is the obvious – the 8th anniversary of the incredible day when our feelings of security in the US were literally blown up, and so many people died. I do feel that the outcome of that day has been very valuable to the human race – it opened a lot of hearts and enabled us to grown in compassion and in our ability to value all life.
I just read a very – um – what’s the best word? Thought-provoking and HEART-provoking blog post about 9/11 and the choices some people had to make. I recommend reading it with the caveat that it will likely bring tears...
This guy is very prolific…. it’s already the second post down on the page.
If you read it, what choice would you make?
Perhaps I could fly……….
The second reason this is a poignant day is the flash floods in Sedona yesterday. I have found out that at least one friend had water flowing through her house. And some lives were endangered, much property damaged. It's shocking how fast the waters can rise in a flash flood in the desert.
Sedona flood video:
Fox the Poet also has Sedona flood photos on his blog – indeed some of the photos at the link above appear to be his.
So today I am feeling grateful for what has NOT happened to me, and feeling compassion for those who have lost property, friends and family members – or their own lives.
"We are travelers in a cosmic journey - star dust, swirling and dancing in the eddies and whirlpools of infinity. Life is eternal. But the expressions of life are ephemeral, momentary, transient. Buddha once said "This existence of ours is as transient as autumn clouds. To watch the birth and death of beings is like looking at the movements of a dance. A lifetime is like a flash of lightning in the sky." We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share. This is a precious moment, but it is transient. It is a little parenthesis in eternity. If we share with caring, light heartedness and love, we will create abundance and joy for each other. And then this moment will have been worthwhile." ~Deepak Chopra