Tag: alone

To Lessen its Awful Power

He was broke and blamed himself for getting fired from his job. So, he killed five people in Orlando, Florida, on June 5, 2017. He was withdrawn and quiet, with no friends. He killed nine people and injured eight in Roseburg, Oregon, on October 1, 2015. He had PTSD from fighting in Vietnam. He killed four…
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Not Alone in Our Sadness

When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it – always.      Gandhi The news from Connecticut today was devastating, utterly devastating. The…
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The Past Does Not Equal the Future

When we think we have been hurt by someone in the past, we build up defenses to protect ourselves from being hurt in the future. So the fearful past causes a fearful future and the past and future become one. We cannot love when we feel fear…. When we release the fearful past and forgive…
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Worrying Our Lives Away

Don’t worry, about a thing, ‘cause every little thing is gonna be alright. ~Bob Marley It was my senior year of college, final semester, and I (Tom) was a nervous wreck.  I had recently returned from a six week reprieve touring, studying, and exploring everything the city of London had to offer.  Now, in the…
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