It’s been a while since I’ve spoken here.  The days turned into weeks, which turned into months.  I’ve been changing. . .changing myself, my view-point, my interpretation of the world. . . .  I’ve been standing on the precipice of major change in my life, my family’s life and our world view.

Through all this, I’ve watched the changes in the world.  Natural disasters happening, people dying, and the prophecies of the “End of the World.”  The end of Osama bin Laden.  It’s like the world is hanging on with a collective sigh, waiting for the next step. . .a step filled with faith, belief, compassion and tolerance.  Through this, the politicians are playing with people’s lives with ultimatums, and threats. . .

Change is challenging.  For some, it is simply hard.  It’s coming to a point where we will all need to change, or die.  Our paradigms of life are not working any more.  We, as a society, are clinging onto archaic ideas, that cannot prepare us for the future.  We ALL need to change our thoughts, actions and lives.  It is up to each of us to find a path that embraces our individual lifestyles, while peacefully co-existing with others.

I am deeply saddened by the loss of life in the tornadoes that are happening in the mid-west.  It is a powerful reminder to all of us to remember what is truly important in our lives.  There is nothing more important than our families and friends.  Our time with each of them is shorter than we would wish, and is as rich as we allow them to be.  Every moment of our lives matters.  It matters to ourselves, the people closest to us, our community, our country and the world.  Each is enriched by our thoughts, actions, emotions, learning and simply our existence.

Sometimes, the world becomes too much to understand, and we become absorbed into ourselves.  We lose track of our families, friends and community.  We begin thinking that we do not matter, and the world would be better off without our presence.  This thinking can lead to many outcomes, including suicide. . .

I’ll finish these thoughts in my next entry. . .Love & Light to All. . .Karen