Last week, there were many emotions swirling around as I heard about the situation in CT. Since I am so tapped in to energy, words are sometimes very hard to come by, and I could not articulate what I felt about what had happened.

Then I read a post by magnificent coach Julie Blake on facebook, quoting Bill Cumming and it really resonated with me…  I want to share it with you, as it helps me to know what I can do, and is very aligned with personal responsibility, compassion, and what I stand for as a coach.

Thank you, thank you, thank you, Bill Cumming, for expressing this so beautifully.  Here it is:

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Shooting in Connecticut {Facebook post by Bill Cumming}

It is the day before the newsletter goes out and I had sent the one article I had intended to run in the newsletter to Terri and Joe earlier this morning. In listening to the reporting of this event, we must take an active part in talking with people about our understanding of where violence comes from.

Reporters from all three major networks here in the United States keep saying they don’t understand how could this happen.

EVERY SINGLE SHOOTER IN EVERY VIOLENT MASS MURDER/SUICIDE HAS BEEN A DAMAGED SOUL.

VIOLENCE BEGETS VIOLENCE.

THIS IS NOT THE RESULT OF ONE VIOLENT PERSON; IT IS THE RESULT OF OUR ACTIONS AND THE GLORIFICATION OF VIOLENCE.

ANOTHER OF MY DAMAGED CHILDREN SLIPPED THROUGH OUR HANDS AND TOOK THAT VIOLENCE OUT ON 16 CHILDREN 10 AND UNDER AND EIGHT ADULTS (As of today’s count.)

Until we stop acting as if this isn’t the responsibility of every person on the planet, it will never be solved. Today, 22 children were stabbed by a single person in a school in China. THEY ARE MY CHILDREN TOO.

Every act and word of violence on our part contributes to the problem.

How am I acting with my spouse, my children?

How am I being with my co-workers?

{And my additional question for you, Magnificent Coach, “How am I acting with myself?“}

The only way to stop this violence is to take responsibility for every part of our lives and make sure that we don’t let children pass through our hands as the recipients of our violence and damage.

There is no security except the way we are with each other. Every action and word counts.

Those of you who understand what is written here need to communicate widely about your understanding!

With all my love and every blessing!
Namaste!
bill

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Thank you, magnificent coach, for shining your light in this world!  You make a difference.