Dear Dr. Hwang:
What are your thoughts about the shooting that took place in Colorado?
It is with a heavy heart I extend my deepest condolences to the victims and survivors of the Colorado shooting. It’s difficult to realize the emotional and psychological suffering that has ensued as a result of such a terrible tragedy.
Many people remain in shock as grief sets in. Questions emerge. Answers are empty at best.
The media focus is broad and too often difficult to sort through. But, for friends and families of the victims who were killed and injured, the losses are monumental and absolutely devastating!
The truth is I’m still in shock, along with most of the nation as we begin to grieve the important and cherished lives lost and injured.
As a community, this is an opportunity to think creatively of various ways in which we can individually and collectively positively support those who were affected. The grief that you feel may be titrated if given the chance to contribute versus indifference.
No matter what you choose, whether it is a thoughtful prayer, holding someone in your heart, meditation, sending a card to one of the families, the injured or making a contribution, it matters. This is a time where your response to humanity can define this unconscionable experience.
Look inward and realize that while we cannot reverse the catastrophic affects of the lives lost, a muted response will not heal the wounds before us. Instead, let’s embrace what’s possible for those who are suffering from this tragedy.
We can make a decision to offer deep compassion towards those who do not have the luxury of denying its affects. Today, we can each do one thing that elevates humanity towards harmony. The form of your contribution is up to you and is definitely worthwhile.