WTF, yoga person!

It’s obviously not just evangelicals and uninformed Christians spinning a national tragedy on their metaphysical terms. Here’s one from a yoga instructor. You see, the real ‘tragedy’ is that people are calling it a ‘tragedy’.

Brace yourself:

On the apparent “tragedy”  I am sitting in deep gratitude to the children who gave their lives so that millions could open their hearts a little more.  For me, to call this a tragedy is the thing that makes it a tragedy. If, instead, we honor it as a gift, we notice how many people hug their children a little tighter, spend their time praying and hoping for peace and pause to feel the love they have for their own families and lives, then we honor these children and what they gave. There is an abundance of beauty in this gift. Appreciate it. When we call it a tragedy: we get sad, angry, self-righteous, and we ensure more anger and violence in the world…as we become the ones to increase it.  It’s up to each and every one of us to consciously and gracefully accept the gift these children gave. –To take it as a reminder to love more, care more, say it more, and show it more. Maybe when we no longer need the reminder, these things will no longer happen. Until then, we can each do our part to honor these children and their families by being willing to see they have given a gift to millions.

The comments and ‘likes’ were awful too. People said things like “that was beautiful!”

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On the apparent “tragedy”

I am sitting in deep gratitude to the children who gave their lives so that millions could open their hearts a little more.

For me, to call this a tragedy is the thing that makes it a tragedy. If, instead, we honor it as a gift, we notice how many people hug their children a little tighter, spend their time praying and hoping for peace and pause to feel the love they have for their own families and lives, then we honor these children and what they gave. There is an abundance of beauty in this gift. Appreciate it. When we call it a tragedy: we get sad, angry, self-righteous, and we ensure more anger and violence in the world…as we become the ones to increase it.

It’s up to each and every one of us to consciously and gracefully accept the gift these children gave. –To take it as a reminder to love more, care more, say it more, and show it more. Maybe when we no longer need the reminder, these things will no longer happen. Until then, we can each do our part to honor these children and their families by being willing to see they have given a gift to millions.

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  • http://withinthismind.com/ WithinThisMind

    Gag me with a fork.

  • http://freethoughtblogs.com/amilliongods/ Avicenna

    If you require other children to die to appreciate yours then you are a terrible human being.

  • badgersdaughter

    Maybe when we no longer need the reminder, these things will no longer happen.

    But I thought that they were saying it was a beautiful gift.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=153100784 michaelbrew

    Yeah, those kids were so generous giving up their lives to make us fear for our own children’s safety which is what they totally wanted to do. I mean, it’s not like any of them didn’t want to die, right?

  • sheila

    Sufficiently advanced stupidity is indistinguishable from malice.

  • Draken

    Amongst the many reasons to avoid faecesbook is the absence of a ‘dislike’ button. Maybe the FB interface was designed by another positivist yoga hippie.

  • Acolyte of Sagan

    I’m sure the families of the dead will be ever-so comforted by drivel like this. I lost a niece when she was 5; if anybody were stupid enough to suggest this sort of shit to my face in the expectation of me finding comfort from it, I’d have been picking bits of their teeth out of my knuckles before they could finish their deluded spiel.

  • lorn

    Maybe I missed it, but I don’t remember any talk about the kids who died being asked, or volunteering, to die. Of course this is a highly comforting story line for some people. If the kids had offered themselves up for sacrifice the shooter was the willing instrument doing a dirty but necessary job and the weapon used is no longer an instrument of destruction and chaos but tool used to, metaphorically, open up hearts. In other words it is “all good’ and part of a wider plan for perfection of the human spirit. Pollyanna, armed, raging and dipped in blood, as spiritual guide.

    Hell no, I’m not buying it.

    The society let a mother, her boy, twenty kids, and six other adults down. Attention was given and resources were made available in sufficient quantities after-the fact. Far, far to late to do anything more than try to pick up the pieces. This is not a story of pain leading to spiritual understanding and growth. It is a story of failure, senseless and meaningless loss, pain. Top to bottom and across the society.


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