Deep sadness here in Paris, and we are shocked and shaken, too, by the horror of last night’s attacks in our beloved city. My heart breaks and breaks for the suffering of the victims and their executioners, and for all of us in this fragile world spinning with greed, anger and ignorance.

For now, it seems that all my family and friends and Wild Flower members are safe. At the same time, as we are all one, we are bleeding with all those who bleed. Last night we were leaving our Friday sitting practice when the first attack was happening only a few streets away. We heard and saw nothing, but today I feel so very close to those people who did see the carnage and hear the violence. May they find peace, one way or another.

Wherever you are, may you listen to and look at the people you meet, both friends and strangers, with an open heart today of all days.