I lived in New Zealand for a year in my early 20’s and the land & people hold a very special place in my heart. The tragic news of the shootings deeply saddened me…I stopped and practiced HF and with time the anger/sadness turned to compassion for the persons? responsible? such an act.
I’m finding it fascinating how this practice supports the wisdom presence that opens to all beings and states. Thank you for sharing your experience and modeling opening to compassion even in pain. I have found myself opening to previous aspects of myself where I felt ashamed or inadequate, and I’m discovering self forgiveness.