Today, in all probability you will remember the tragic events of 9/11/01, just as I have been doing this morning. I remember where I was and what I was doing. I bet you do too! I remember very clearly the first plane hitting the towers and all the chaos that followed.
I remember the horror and the wave of fear that swept through our country. But I also remember how that terror and pain brought us together as a nation, as one people together, not separated by race, nationality or religion. We were all just Americans, who had been attacked and together as a nation, we healed. The tragedy somehow united us all, as we began to try to make sense of it all.
It's been fifteen years since that day. Since that day, we as a country have experienced even more violence and terror here at home and abroad. However, the terror attacks do not seem to any longer unite as a nation. Instead, the daily images of suffering and senseless violence seem to have filled us with fear, looking for someone to blame and hate. Today, our fear divides us and fuels our hatred.
Moreover, it is the fear and hatred that stops our world from healing, keeping us connected to the darkness and disconnected from the light. It is my belief that the key to healing the wounds of our world is mending the wounds in our souls. For you see, our biggest contribution to world peace is to be at peace ourselves. So, today I plan to shine love and light on everyone I meet. I intend to radiate my light so brightly that it will lift the vibration of the planet. Please join me in lighting up this day and remembering that we are love!