| | Making sense of tragedies
Since throwing myself whole-heartedly into PD and embracing a lot of ideas, some of which have I have resisted and all that have made complete sense to me... I still struggle with what role "tragedies" play in my life. I think I need to hear others feelings on the matter to at least grow some kind of sense of understanding how I might feel about it. Right now, I don't know how to look upon or think about tragic events.
I'll share with you the event that brings questions to me. Today, there was a car accident on a highway in the province which I used to call home-- there was a head on collision of a truck with semi. The truck was carrying a 3 month old and its mother. The father/spouse happened upon the scene on his way home from work. The baby had died, and the mother was critically injured.
Now, this doesn't affect me personally but it evokes emotion in me because, first of all I have two kids of my own so the thought of losing a child weighs heavy on me when I think of someone else going through it; and also because the whole incident is so tragic.
Of course there have been other tragedies that have affected me even more but, amidst all the wonderful things that have been going on, I saw this on the news and found myself wiping tears from my eyes while watching this piece. And that got me to wondering about how others handle these things in life, and what your thoughts on them were?
How do you deal with all the "tragedies" in your life(I attach this tag to them because I don't know what else to call them). How do you consider them in the overall picture. If anyone could shed any light, share any thoughts or feelings... it would be greatly appreciated. I hope my questions make some kind of sense.