When I watch or hear about a traumatic event like today’s Boston Marathon, I can feel the trauma deep in my soul. I have deep empathy for those who have been traumatized.
You might be experiencing a mixture of strong emotions because your own personal past traumas start to resurface. This is a time to heal.
We share in each other’s pain and also share in each other’s capacity to heal and strengthen. Please join me in sending out loving-kindness (metta) prayers of healing to those traumatized today and to those traumatized in the past. May we all be safe, may we all be well, may we all be happy, and may we all be at peace.