From the Chopra Center, in remembrance of September 11
This weekend marks the 10th anniversary of the tragic events of 9/11. The Chopra Center would like to honor the many heroes who on that day gave their lives to save others. To all the rescue workers, volunteers, the New York City Fire Department, the passengers on Flight 93 who bravely fought their captors, and the countless unnamed people who offered love and comfort in the face of unspeakable violence - our gratitude is overwhelming. To all of those who lived and kept going after losing husbands, wives, children, parents, friends, co-workers, our hearts are filled with compassion. And to our military servicemen and women who continue to dedicate their lives to protecting and expanding freedom throughout the world, we offer our deepest thanks.
As we take time this weekend to consider what 9/11 has meant to us both individually and collectively, we invite you to also consider what you wish to see unfold in the next ten years. Chopra center co-founder, Dr. David Simon has created a beautiful intention-setting meditation that will help you connect with your heart and put your attention on what you'd like to see blossom in your life and on the planet. As he has written, "The greatest contribution we can make to the wellbeing of those in our lives is to have peace in our own hearts. Our state of being broadcasts expansion or contraction to every sentient creature within our midst. When our hearts are filled with gratitude and our minds are brimming with enthusiasm, everyone we encounter leaves our space feeling a little bit lighter than when they entered it."
The Chopra Center Staff