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Mindful : June 2019
Our intent is to have a quarterly event, not just for Parkland, but for any survivors of mass shootings, because unfortunately there will probably be more in the future, and our idea is to have something in place. The communities who have suffered this way are all interconnected: Aurora, Sandy Hook, Parkland. All the parents know each other and reach out to each other. What’s next for you? My son will be going off to college soon, so I am careful not to make too many plans. I want to see where he’ll end up. If I could imagine doing anything, I have always wanted to get an Airstream and have this moveable community and go up and down the coast and make the practice available to more unlikely meditators. But that is really pie in the sky. I am looking to the 2020 election and I want to offer as much to the activist community as possible. I want to make sure we’re not fatigued. An incredible commu- nity has formed around the Parkland kids, and I’d like to use that as a model for trauma-based mindfulness training, and also have some sort of center or program that is specifically available to mass-shooting survivors when they need it. You’re also at work on a book. Yes, I write daily and share my journal entries online and on social media. A lot of the content is based on an intention. I wake up and set my intention before heading to the meditation cushion. I’m interested in how we treat these abstract words— love, courage, presence—that we see on T-shirts. Everyone says, “ I want happiness. I want courage,” but where is the road map? That is what my writings are about. The working title is If Only for Today—if only for today I could be more kind, more patient, more pres- ent, what would that look like? It gives us permission to try something out. ● Choose to be bold by simply committing to action Even if you don’t believe (yet!) that you will take the steps necessary, announce (to your- self, to others) that you are committed to taking action. By speaking it, own- ing it, and having others hold you accountable and inviting them to lift you in support, you will eventually work up the courage to act on this bold commitment. The first step is not actually taking action, it’s setting the intention to act. Be vulnerable It leads to courage. Sharing your fears and anxieties with others can make them seem far less scary and insur- mountable. You’ll soon realize you’re not alone, and once you feel the strength of a com- munity surround- ing you and the empathy of others who understand your situation, it’ll be easier to take that leap. Do it for others The struggles of friends and loved ones, or the challenges faced by communities in crisis, present opportunities to show up and be brave in entirely unselfish ways. Sometimes that’s what it takes to find our courage. When our actions impact more than our own lives, the ripple effect, including inspiring others to move to action, can provide us with a great sense of empow- erment. June 2019 mindful 43 the mindful interview