Things are a little tense here in my little town, Kanab, UT. On Thursday afternoon a Sheriff’s Deputy, a married father of two, was shot and killed by a young man with a high powered rifle while they were engaged in a foot chase. The shooter knows the desert well and according to friends has stashes here and there with supplies. He is still at large. The gunman and a lot of law enforcement officers in harms way right now. This sort of thing impacts us all personally in such a small town. Everyone knows someone who is involved or who has good friends involved.
The gunman is a young man, 23 years old, who has never done more than burglaries in the past. His family says he has a drug problem but they could never have imagined this sort of thing from him.
I look at this photo and see a young man who is lost. It makes me want to know how to best deal with my own feelings of wanting the best outcome for everyone concerned. I remembered Ho’oponopono: I Love You, I’m Sorry, Please Forgive Me, Thank You; and I found this wonderful video from Joe Vitale.
I like it a lot because it get’s the point across without the use of heavenly music and photos of clouds and flowers and mountain streams and all the rest of that inspirational mood stuff that I’ve about had my fill of. Be sure to listen long enough to get to the crux of the matter. “…that total responsibility for your life means that everything in your life – simply because it is in your life – is your responsibility. In a literal sense the entire world is your creation.”
I am glad I was reminded of this. I hope and pray for the best outcome for all.