Tomorrow is September 11th, a day that had no significant meaning before that dreadful day in 2001. The recent controversy surrounding the Park 51 Community Center in New York City is evidence that both Muslims and non-Muslims have not done enough to heal the nation. What was necessary then and what is necessary now is an ethics of forgiveness.
Love, faith and forgiveness are beyond the capacity or the function of the government.
Forgiveness is the key to our liberation from the pain that some person
or group caused us. But forgiving does not mean forgetting. Ethical forgiveness remembers and forgives.
When we forgive al Qaeda, when we put our effort into deeds of compassion and peace, we defeat the negative idea of al Qaeda. We deny it our pain and fear and hatred. We deny it the food that feeds terror and terrorists. We join hands with our Muslim sisters and brothers and defeat the logic of violence with the logic of radical love.
Our hearts go out to the families, both Muslims and non-Muslimes, that lost loved ones on that horrible day. We will forgive, but never forget.
This week on
Welcome New Members!
, a breast cancer survivor from North Carolina
, who turned to yoga to help with grief after losing her husband to cancer and is now completing teacher training
- Researchers from the OSU Stress & Health Study Lab
- Dr. Hands Conser
- LA Yoga teacher Adelaide
, who teachers free classes for cancer survivors at the Wellness Center in Santa Monica
- Young survivor Kathleen
from New Orleans who is a new yogi
from Florida who is one year out from diagnosis and looking to start yoga
, who is a cancer survivor, caregiver, AND yoga teacher in New JerseyView the rest of our new members here!
- TONIGHT! More than 100 celebrities
will join together tonight for the "Stand Up To Cancer" telethon
. The hour-long fundraising event will be be simulcast by ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC and some cable channels commercial-free.
- ABC News: Does a bigger waistline boost colon cancer risk
In love and forgiveness,