A month after 9/11, I made the video – “Calm NYC”.
“Dear human, for your sake, for our sake, for the world’s sake, take a deep breath, let go of stress, relax your body, rest your mind, open your heart, accept your pain, be thankful for this moment. Calming your world can help calm the whole world.”
At the time of 9/11/what struck me was that everything could happen anywhere. Terror had no longer exclusivity to the Middle East, or to Germany, or to Africa. It was a reminder that the human condition doesn’t skip any human. Our ability to disconnect from our Being – is global. We disconnect from our Being, when we are triggered by our existential trauma and lose trust in life. We get into a crazy state, thinking in a crazy manner, feeling stressed & acting insanely. And it doesn’t really matter what culture, what religion, what race, gender or age we are. All people are subject to disconnect from Being who they are now.
The good news is that we can heal the disconnect & mend our split from being by opening our heart to the disconnect, breathing with ease, being grateful for being alive, and returning to the present. What does it take to actually do it? You have to love yourself enough to take care of yourself and not subject yourself to this kind of pain, and you have to love life enough to realize that your disconnect has a toxic affect on your environment and on others. Then, you can take the ultimate responsibility that calming your world can help calm the whole world, make it sacred and celebrate.
Samuel Jakob Kirschner, voice of The BREAZE