Today is the 18th anniversary of 9/11. As we honor those whose lives were lost and impacted by this tragic event let’s not forget that we are all impacted. Each and every time a world event happens, involving terrorists or not, even if we aren’t directly involved, we are impacted. I’m not simply talking about the “thoughts and prayers” type of impact, I’m referring to our emotional well being. Each event has an impact that gets locked into our cellular memory and we may think we shake it, but we actually don’t. However there is beauty in these events as they teach us lessons, if we are willing to hear them, that serve us well and make us better human beings.
As we remember those lost to the events of 9/11 I invite you to go deeper and ask yourself the question, “How much of a terrorist am I in my own life?” I know that sounds like a weird question, but we’re so afraid of what’s outside of ourselves, yet, we terrorize ourselves on a daily basis, another form of killing ourselves and not taking care of the person we most need to take care of…ourselves!
I’m committing today to take better care of me and to quell my inner terrorist and to bring it out of the closet. I invite you to do the same to honor those who won’t ever have the opportunity to do this type of work on themselves, ever again. Do it for you, do it for them, do it for the better of the world at large.