The lesson of Sandy

By Samadhi Yaisha/My Daily Musings

I read the headlines, the FB comments and feel helpless and anxious. Everything is different than before.

I can imagine the confusion. A few days ago everything was fine, and now I can almost hear them asking themselves: how is it that we going through this?

Yes, there is fear, neurosis… and loss.

The lesson of Sandy is the same than every other collective calamity.

Powerlessness.

Grief.

….

But Sandy’s lesson is also solidarity. Disgrace hits again to remind us that we are not alone; we have families, neighbors, and there is always the homeless person a block away.

The lesson of Sandy is that there is more important stuff to care about.

Sandy came to remind us that we have believed the lie of self-sufficiency. It is giving us back the consciousness that we are just one human clan. We are not machines who only work, eat and spend.

Sandy came to give us a different perspective for Thanksgiving and Christmas, which will be very different this year.

….

And because I am powerless over a hurricane, after the frustration, I hope to heal being open to Sandy’s lesson. Meanwhile, I have decided to meditate amidst the storm. Here is James Dillet-Freeman’s Prayer for Protection. Please, share it with others:

THE LIGHT OF GOD SURROUNDS ME

THE LOVE OF GOD ENFOLDS ME

THE POWER OF GOD PROTECTS ME

THE PRESENCE OF GOD WATCHES OVER ME.

WHEREVER I AM, GOD IS.

AND ALL IS WELL.

AMEN.

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