Monday, May 14, 2007

Al Qaeda claims to capture US soldiers

When you hear of news like this, how do you feel? Fear? Anger? Hatred? Powerlessness?

Al Qaeda said it's to get 'revenge' for the rape that US soldiers have done. Well, with hatred in their heart, they probably can come up with any number of reasons to justify their actions.

Bin Laden vows to 'bankrupt' America, and with this continuing war, and with Bush insisting on it being a long war, and with Congress afraid to cease funding of war, Bin Laden probably will get his wishes.

Yes, it's a long struggle. There are many unhappy people out there, and some resort to destructive means to get even. If America doesn't share its wealth, it will bankrupt America.

I would suggest that instead of getting into a 'panic' mode, remain calm. I am sure the destructiveness is not just to America, but all over the world. Get cooperation with other countries. Be patient and study them. If you need to target them, be precise, and by no means have sufficient evidence to back it up. The last thing the world wants to hear is another innocent person dies.

Death is a part of life. When they die, they are liberated from this Earth and moves on. However, those who are here might experience pain because of their loss. That pain can be alleviated by letting go of the attachment. Appreciate them when they are here, but when they go, let them go.

In the mean time, focus on the positive. Spend your time helping your local community. Those who loss a loved one from Iraq suffers and they can use some help. As the business community goes global, either because of expanding markets or because of cheap labor overseas, Americans at home are at an increasing risk of losing their jobs and they can use some help. Students from overseas go to American Institutions for their education, yet schools at home are struggling to teach their kids (because of too many distractions, I think), they can use some help. Homeless people can use some help. There are so many opportunities here to make a difference in people's life, and when you make a difference in people's life, it does make you feel better and thankful for having the opportunity to make a difference in people's life.

I remember during the Vietnam War, the bombs initially scared me. I would hide. But if you live life and has to hide every day from fear, you don't have a life. You are prisoner of your fear. You eventually adapt and get rid of this fear to liberate yourself. Tough times can teach a powerful lesson. It's kind of difficult to learn that lesson when the bomb doesn't explode right next to you or the gun pointed at your head, but if you feel fear right now, learn to master that fear. You are the master. You steer the course.


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