One of Dad's friends expressed dismay at the low energy emotions such as hate and exclusion that have taken over the headlines and pervade social media lately.
Coincidentally, today's prescription in Dr. Bernie Siegel's 365 Prescriptions for the Soul recounts his great-grandfather's conversation with his rabbi about why the Cossacks were slaughtering Jews. Dr. Siegel later concluded that if such things didn't happen, God's creation might be interpreted as a magic trick instead of creation.
In his audio book 10 Secrets for Success and Inner Peace, Dr. Wayne Dyer notes the overwhelming responses of love to terrorism and other hateful acts; thus, he says, people who do bad things are doing exactly what they're supposed to be doing.
While those words of wisdom don't soften the blows or lessen the wrongfulness of terrorism and hate, for us, at least, they help us understand lower energy acts, and remain peaceful ourselves while responding in a positive, loving way.
We hope their words are helpful to you, too.