Osama bin Laden is Dead: Now What?
Last night like many of you I heard the news about Osama bin Laden's death. I can't really capture my feelings, they are more like "feelings of quoi" as comedian Eddie Izzard would say. One of my fellow Facebook friends and supporters, Jen smith has said in her blog Crazy Bitches Daily, "I do want to make it clear that I do think it's a good thing that the main Leader/Cheerleader/Campaign dude for Terrorism no longer exists. I just don't know how to feel about 'celebrating," per say." I could not have said it better.
I'm a hippie at heart. I like harmony. I like when people get along. I even like when people sing songs
about getting along. I burn sage. When I'm done writing this blog I will start my morning meditation which will include a prayer for peace for all. I really mean ALL that includes brown-skin-turban-wearing people too.
Unlike many modern women I don't watch tv shows with housewives fighting (at least not for more than about 20 minutes before it makes me terribly anxious). Speaking of anxious, now that the main "Cheerleader dude for Terrorism" is dead, now what? Are we going to have more war? More peace? All I can do is control my own reactions. I can work to control my own thoughts. Make peace in my own little corner of the world.
Ironically yesterday, I was writing a draft about how healthy eating is really a slight contribution to peace. If I eat a diet that agrees with me my spirits are lifted and I am naturally in a better mood. I can then share that mood with the outside world. Food can be a form of peaceful demonstration. In regards to getting your mind in a more peaceful direction I can recommend Mooji's Be Peaceful with Yourself
from YouTube. Lastly in my search this morning for quotes about peace I turned to Rumi, who has often provided me with wisdom at many moments of need:
"My dear heart never think you are better than others. Listen to their sorrows with compassion. If you want peace, don't harbor bad thoughts. Do not gossip and don't teach what you do not know." ~ Rumi