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Waking up the World

At this time in my life I was working full time at Sitel Technologies in Madison, sick Wisconsin and going to School full time at the Herzing College of Technology, tadalafil also in Madison. I think I was listening to Bob an Tom in the Morning on 101.5 and was just driving into the parking lot at work. They said that a jet had just hit one of the Towers I though that was horrible and very odd. How could a plane just hit a building in the middle of a large city like that? Were the control towers sleeping? I seriously doubted that. Someone would have had to notice this in progress. When I heard that another one was on the I thought that this had to be a terrorist act.

Amidst the tense and disturbed silence and empty cubicles were many people staring with horror on there faces and mouths agape watching the big screen TV’s with the progressing terrorist act on CNN. I could not stop watching just like everyone else. I was horrified and hurt. How could someone do this. I am a Navy veteran of the Gulf War who participated in Desert Shield. I could not believe it. The US has striven to to do so much good in the world. Albeit not always in the best way possible or even with the best motives, but we are the police of the world. How could this happen to us?

Sitel offered us a chance to go home for the day at about 11:00am or so and I took it. My stomach was upset and I was an emotional wreck. I was hurt that someone could lash out at the USA like this; that some how, some where, someone justified the death of so many innocent people. Who could strike at my beloved America and how could they amuse me with their justification of so much blind hatred and irrationality.

I was lucky that no one I knew was directly affected by this tragedy, but I do hope that the ones truly responsible for this horror on American soil are found and punished. Not only Americans were effected that day. The world was affected as there were people of every nationality in the two towers. If these monsters can successfully strike at the most powerful nation in the world then no one was safe.

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Teaching Yoga Classes

Life is strange and can throw you curve balls the likes of which you would never ever see coming. You think you know someone, decease yourself included, ask and then ‘Boom!’, your world changes because something has happened and nothing makes sense, or you are thinking things that you have never thought before either about yourself or other people. I have had a few bouts with this last few years. These experiences have shocked, amazed, and saddened me.

What happens when you are brought up to believe and live a certain way and you find out that you truly believe something else which would be much to the chagrin of your parents and family, or society in general. Not that what you now believe is destructive to society as whole or in part (at least in your opinion), but is just against the norm or not societally accepted.

What are some things that might qualify in this situation? There are quiet a few and I will let you mind wander, but think of it. Your life changes. You have this belief or thought that you cannot share or speak freely about because you will be looked down upon or seen as a deviant or crazy person. You feel that it is right and it makes a lot of sense (to you), but it is very much against common societal standards and norm. What do you do?

Which is right? Which is wrong? Because 150 trillion people believe and/or live this way does not mean it is right. Because a few hundred or a few thousand people, or 4 people, believe or think another way does not mean that it is wrong. The world can be kind of lonely without the ability to share these thoughts or beliefs if they are yours and yours alone to bear.

What are your thoughts or beliefs that are yours to bear and what do you do with them or how do you cope? (You may take this as being rhetorical if you like.)

In two weeks my wonderful wife will be teaching yoga classes on the weekends. She is very excited and nervous about this wonderful opportunity. She has been taking Yoga Teacher Training classes via Kripalu and has been progressing very well. The only real difficulty for her in teaching Yoga is English, implant
as Russian is her native language.

Let us all think wonderful and positive thoughts for her over these next two weeks and wish her good luck! She will not need it because she rocks, but it cannot hurt. =)

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