I was relieved to read a CNN article that captured the iceberg of emotional pain and experiences that accumulates to such extreme and violent endings. It is not one event that provokes us; it is a lifetime, even generations, of unmet needs, emotional violence, trauma and suppression of authentic connection with self and others. We cannot even learn new skills because we are collectively unwilling to accept our role in this violent reality.

Click the following link to read an article, What if he were your kid? By Joshua Coleman http://www.cnn.com/2011/OPINION/01/14/coleman.parents.arizona/index.html?hpt=T2

Personally, I think we have a pervasive systemic problem where we all share some responsibility. Peace begins with you.

If you’d like to learn more about the evolution of violence and peace read the article, How Culture Shapes the Developing Brain and the Future of Humanity By James W. Prescott (Ph.D.) http://www.kindredcommunity.com/articles/how-culture-shapes-the-developing-brain-and-the-future-of-humanity/p/934

“The greatest terror a child can have is that he is not loved, and rejection is the hell he fears. I think everyone in the world to a large or small extent has felt rejection. And with rejection comes anger, and with anger some kind of crime in revenge for the rejection, and with the crime guilt — and there is the story of mankind.” John Steinbeck—East of Eden, 1952