With yesterdays tragic event in Stockholm, just a few blocks from my office, peoples lives were taken. As the hours passed, the mixed emotions come to a place of ease and more clear. Saturday morning, and as any other morning I started it with 30 minutes of meditation. Although I felt more tiered when I woke this morning, after the meditation I could look at the situation from a different perspective. Needless to say, yesterday was a tragic day.
In todays world, many are spending their times on this planet feeling alone, confused and lacking a sense of belonging. Depression, stress and other mental illnesses has become a part of our natural linguistic. As a child, I cant remember my parents talking about stress or depression, whereas now, it’s normal way for us to express our state of mind or status quo. Stress and depression has become normalised. What’s even worse is that how more and more younger people are battling such demons.
Although many express their sense of fear during the dark hours in Stockholm, it brought me a sense of ease to see that so many could see the actual light that was shared. Friends on Facebook opened the doors to their home due to the public transportation shut down and urged everyone to be at service. Whether it was to lend out a cell phone to help teens and children to get home or giving them a lift to their parents.
Today, I feel such gratefulness to being able to use a technique as meditation. Not only does it calm and south me, but it also allows my sense of compassion and love to grow. It helps me to feel more balansed, especially during days where everything outside me is being challenged and it allows me to be at service for others.
Be kind to yourself, and others. Not just today, but everyday because you never know who’s heart your touching. Who’s heart your inspiring, who’s life your changing. Choose to act from a place of love, instead of fear because initially the choice is yours and it’s your responsibility to choose accordingly.
Photo by Chrystelle Eriksberger | Edited by me