14 years… of reading names and ringing the bells and moments of silence.
What is left to be said? Or learned? Plenty.
It is tempting to say “I know this” or “I have heard it all before” or to say “nothing has changed since” and numb it out.
How much of our time and energy do we spend sleep walking? What is wasted by dwelling in the past, worrying about the future, being in broken relationships with ourselves or others, playing small, hating our bodies, or by feeling less than?
The most natural place for us to be is in our “flow” and yet we constantly get caught in ways that disconnect us from our own source of love and light. We sometimes run from it almost as if we feel we don’t deserve it.
I recently watched a new documentary about 9-11 that focused on the phone messages that were left by victims from the Twin Towers in NYC as things unfolded. I have seen and heard bits and pieces of this footage and the recordings over the years but through the lens of this program, I saw something new.
While we cannot control the world at large, we can choose how we live and the level of vulnerability it takes to keep challenging ourselves to put first things first.