Keep coming back to you
by Adele Leung
A tragedy happens in the world.
How would we feel?
Would we feel unaffected because the event is geographically very far from where we are, where life is still safe? Would we feel concerned because that is a place we are familiar with, and have friends or family who reside there? Would we feel particularly worried because we are where the tragedy is, and panic is running our senses?
How would we react?
Would we be calling forth with heavy emotion to “save” the people or this place? Would we be pointing a finger to those who are “evil”? Would we be pouring our emotions to the innocent?
Would we even in such tragic circumstances, be able to remember that this is a lesson, not a test, for us to come back to ourselves? And it is by coming back to ourselves, that we will not be led away by emotions, which would add more destruction to what is already tragic. It is also by coming back to ourselves, that we realize that there is no separation between humanity, whether we reside in the same geographical place or whether we are a part of the tragedy or not, for WE ARE ALL AFFECTED. If we can hold the stillness within ourselves, this, would also affect everyone else, by not adding more panic into what is already terrifying.
On this day, let us especially remember, to keep coming back to who we truly are.