04-21-2007, 02:39 AM
Join Date: Nov 2006
Originally Posted by Dharma
The question 'why' always opens you up to a story. The story is a complete fabrication, and takes you away from the moment.
What stories have we seen this week? The VA Tech shooter was depressed, had a rough childhood, there was too much access to guns, there wasn't enough access to guns, the police acted slowly, the police did a fine job, our American culture is the cause, violence on TV is the cause, no it's video games, etc...
If we take away the story, what do we have left? Just the moment. Thirty-three people were killed in a college in Virginia. That's it. Is there anything else in this moment that I'm not connecting with? What's my experience of the moment? What am I feeling? What am I thinking? Am I having a reaction to the moment and saying it should not be the way it is? Is the experience wrong in any way? Are my feelings wrong? Or, do I feel justified in choosing to be sad, angry, upset, cold, or not give a damn?
The world is the way it is because I created it that way. It's a reflection of me. It shows me what I'm choosing to create in the moment.
Didn't I create you?