Daily Teaching for Friday, July 19th

Tragedy impacts people in different ways depending on their personality, personal history and experience, and the culture in which they live. There is most often a period of shock and reaction, after which we have two choices. We can continue to feed off of the shock, or we can ask ourselves what comes next. If the tragedy was avoidable, how might it be avoided in the future? If it wasn’t, how might we create ways to avoid it or, failing the ability to do that, warn others? Choosing to remain in the pain solves nothing and will eventually destroy us. Moving toward solution and resolution affords the opportunity to at least partially redeem the tragedy and give it meaning. The choice belongs to each of us.

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