“Now you know the worst
we humans have to know
ourselves, and I am sorry,
for I know that you will be afraid.
To those of our bodies
without pity to be burned, I know
there is no answer
but loving one another,
even our enemies,
and this is hard.”
from “To my granddaughters who visited the Holocaust Museum
on the day of the burial of Yitzhak Rabin,”
Wendell Berry, from A Timbered Choir
In the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks, many of us are
struggling to find meaning in our suffering and to keep our hearts from
hardening. Here is a list of links to thoughtful and inspiring words of
compassion from yoga and other spiritual teachers:
New York yogis: Click here for a list of free
yoga classes helping the city’s residents to heal.
We at Yoga Journal dedicate our practice to those we lost on
September 11, 2001, and to those who loved them.