Last week, since I heard the news of the horrifying killings in a Colorado movie theatre, I cannot help but try to make sense of it. I am one who intentionally does not watch the news but since this is such a major story, it’s hard to avoid the aftermath of it.
I just saw an article about how gun sales have surged 25%-43% in the U.S. because people want to protect themselves and think that the government will increase anti-gun legislation. Looking at how such a tragedy causes the growth of more guns is really disturbing.
My blog is about sharing ways to cultivate joy in a western society lifestyle. I’m honestly struggling to find the joy somewhere in this situation. Perhaps it will help some people awaken to the preciousness of life. Most people are unaware of the value of life and live in auto-pilot mode, or sweat the small stuff. Usually a personal tragedy of some kind, like a serious health diagnosis, losing a loved one, watching the devastation of a tsunami, or maybe this terrible shooting will awaken some. Perhaps its about the compassion that swells for the victims and their loved ones that are suffering in unspeakable ways.
This is a difficult post to write. Perhaps you can help by commenting on what good can come from this tragedy.