In response to the Newtown massacre: a spiritual practice

We have not used this blog heretofore to recommend a spiritual practice, but felt called upon to offer something to the many who have come to this site or otherwise contacted us.  In the days to come, as we process our grief, there will inevitably be a current of fear that deters us perhaps from going to a public gathering and in general erodes our security and trust.  We should not let this happen, and need not.  Without by any means neglecting reasonable precautions, we can take up (or reinforce, if we’ve already taken up) the practice of a mantram — a spiritual formula we repeat whenever unwanted thoughts intrude in our mind, or almost any time.  This link will take you to a reliable source of information about this simple, but effective practice.

We are also taking action on this tragedy, not just to channel our grief but with the hope of making a real difference for all the children.  One example will be seen here; it is a draft and your comments will be appreciated.