1. “If my child has died, that’s the way of it. Any argument with it brings on internal hell. “she died too soon” “I want to see her grow up” “I could have done something to save her” “I was a bad mother” “God is unjust” but her death is a reality. No argument in the world can make the slightest dent in what has already happened… Prayers can’t change it, begging and pleading can’t change it, punishing yourself can’t change it, your will has no power at all…. You do have the power though, to question your thought, turn it around, and find three genuine reasons why the death of your child is equal to her not dying, or even better in the long run, for you and for her. this takes a radically open mind, and nothing less than an open mind is creative enough to free you from the pain of arguing with what IS. An open mind is the only way to Peace. And as long as you think you know what should and shouldn’t happen, you’re trying to manipulate God. This is a recipe for unhappiness.” ~ Byron Katie
2. The Course talks about an “ancient hatred” that is present within this illusory plane. And I often remind people that within the myth, “Cain killed Abel” – and this was when there were only 4 people on the whole planet – and that is just how old this story is . . . but it is so important to remember that even before the ancient hatred was the Presence of a much more ancient LOVE. And that ancient love is actually dominant, even on this physical plane. But it does not sell papers, or often make the evening news, or get the spotlight or microphone. In fact, it is usually laughed or idealized in ways that make it seem unusual or miraculous. It is actually extremely ordinary – and that is why it goes largely unnoticed. It’s hard to sell useless crap based on something that is already here and available to all from within.
3. ”What could you not accept, if you but knew that everything that happens, all events, past, present and to come, are gently planned by One Whose only purpose is your good? ~ A Course in Miracles, W-135.18:1
4. “There is no “them” & “us”- it’s all us. Yesterday “we” lost children, loved-ones. Yesterday “one of us” shot children in a senseless act of violence. Today “we” must find ways to stop the violence, the loss of life.” ~ Oriah Mountain Dreamer
5. Don’t take your thoughts too seriously… Eckhart Tolle http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SX16CfzYdiY