A Moment to Meditate on Orlando

 

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In the past week, many of us have cried. We have researched the lives of the 49 killed and the many more injured. We have gotten angry and looked for answers, for solutions. We have reached out to hold others and to be held.

Just over a week after the tragedy in Orlando’s gay night club Pulse occurred, we’d like to take a few moments to honor the victims of the shooting, which happened very close to home for many of us.

In just a week, a lot has been written. There are many things to say, but we’d like to take a moment to say very little, and instead to reflect. To think about the lives that were lost and the enormity of that impact. To grieve for the families who have felt this the hardest. To take a deep breath and be grateful for the gift of being alive.

Tell us how this tragedy has affected your life. How have you coped with the non-stop newsfeed? Who comforted you while you grieved? Who did you comfort? In moments of pain and loss, supporting and listening to one another can be the first step to moving forward.

Share with us in the comments, and to support the victims of the Pulse shooting through Equality Florida, donate here.