Yesterday's tragic mass shooting in Orlando provides an unfortunate opportunity to apply many of the tools and lessons I have learned in an effort to deal with and digest this heart-wrenching event.
Before I discovered and applied my current skills I would have fallen into my previously accepted auto-pilot reaction of anger, fear, and judgment . . . where I would have automatically looked for and found people or systems to blame for what has taken place. It would certainly have steered me towards more hatred toward Muslims and possibly Religions, as it is doing with so many. Today I know better than to fall into that trap.