Listening to the traumatic news that appears on the television daily, especially when it hits close to home, is rather devastating to the emotions. Just think about it. Here we are sitting safely in our homes and a new reporter informs us of something horrible that is happening somewhere else. As shocking or saddening as the news can be, some of us are able to let go of the bad news. Not everyone is though,others feel scared and angry. When you do feel scared or angry, it is important to safely feel the full extent of your emotions ( yes even anger), when horrible tragedies happen to good people by senseless acts of disturbed people.
There is not much one can do about something that has already happened, but, we are not powerless to speak up and perhaps avert another senseless act of violence. We can also be mindful of our own feelings of retaliation.
As I mentioned in a previous post, in regard to the Usui principle "Just for Today Do Not Anger", it is only human to feel anger. It is important for your emotional well being to feel the emotions that come up with unjust acts of violence or unkindness, then re-engage with life in a spiritually sound way. It is the path of a spiritual warrior to deal with the anger sensibly and move on.
The media gets paid to keep the ball rolling on something horrific to keep people watching and wondering. If we are constantly watching negative news on TV it hurts the spirit and one does not want to compromise their spiritual grounding. It is not up to us to figure out how and why bad things happen, but, to be examples of how we want the world to be. By not accepting rudeness from other people, setting healthy boundaries and being examples of kindness can actually teach others how to be kind.
I agree with Jack Canfield when he states that he feels that low self esteem is the root of all suffering. Hatred for others begins with hatred for the self. No matter how well we do with improving our love for ourselves so that we can show love for others, there will always be poor deluded individuals who will try to hurt others. I think that the more spiritually conscious people become about right and wrong, the less chance for delusional acts of violence. Be mindful about your motives each day and strive to be kind.
When we work daily on ourselves by using Reiki and affirmations it is easier to be kind to others, because, we are being kind to ourselves. Can you imagine a world where we all told ourselves daily we are balanced, abundant and joyful?! What a novel idea that is simple and does not cost anything. A peaceful mind despite the outside turmoil. Peace to all.