Weaving Wheels: On Tornados and the Nature of Service

Aaron and I live less than 10 miles away from the devastation of the May, 20th tornadoes that ripped through Moore Oklahoma. There's a palpable energy in the atmosphere, a mixture of sadness, hope and awe. This morning I was inspired and humbled by that energy and was reminded of the principles of compassion, service and the ultimate Is-ness of Reality.

I've seen, as I'm sure many others have as well, touching and remarkable stories of heroic service to the victims of the tornado. Many of us have seen an outpouring of support on social media to help people find food, shelter, and their loved ones. Essentially what I've observed is the temporary collective elevation of consciousness that is common when disaster strikes. For a period of time people move beyond their individual experiences and become more loving and collectively aware. Compassion swells, their hearts open and empathy and service are rendered. It is an interesting and humbling phenomena.

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