What to say with today’s news?
I came across this quote while reading a tribute to a dear friend who passed away two years ago:
"All life is sorrowful; there is however an escape from sorrow; the escape is Nirvana – which is a state of mind or consciousness, not a place somewhere, like heaven. It is right here, in the midst of the turmoil of life. It is the state you find when you are no longer driven to live by compelling desires, fears, and social commitments, when you have found your center of freedom and can act by choice out of that. Voluntary action out of this center is the action of the bodhisattvas – joyful participation in the sorrows of the world. "
The Power of Myth (p.203) Joseph Campbell
Joyful participation in the sorrows of the world sounds just about right. Hang in there, don’t panic. We will get through this.