In Remembrance

Every day is Remembrance DayToday is a beautiful day outside, with brilliant blue skies and silky white wispy clouds. The air is crisp and clean (as unpolluted as you can get with living downtown Calgary) and I’m feeling rather solemn, thinking about the meaning behind this holiday weekend that we have here in Canada. Not only is it a day to remember the soldiers that have fallen, fighting for our freedom, but it is a day to contemplate the loss of those who have senselessly died in our world, victims of political and religious dogmas gone awry.

I feel that we live in a time of incredible imbalance. In general, the priorities of power (wealth / materialism, etc) linked to happiness is so out of harmony with what is important in our ailing society. For those of us humankind where balance is a necessity, and the nurturance of our Mother Earth and the Peace of Humanity is a priority, it is important to remember where we’ve come from and where we are causally going. Lest We ForgetAt times, it feels that society is not learning from the life lessons of the past. Bearing this in mind, knowing that change starts with one person at a time, the task I’ve given myself is to remember (and to remind myself daily of) … the lessons that I’ve learned {from both failure and success, pain and sorrow}; the values that I strongly believe in and live; that balance in my life helps to perpetuate the balance within others; and, the love and gifts that I have to offer will benefit others around us, making the world a better place, moment by moment, person by person.

“Praising what is lost Makes the remembrance dear”
– – William Shakespeare

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