through our choices we shape the concurring patterns in our lives.
Even though the deeds of others would have not been of our choosing,
our reaction to those events are the factors that will shape our future.
It is our freedom of choice to stay aligned with the values we hold true,
we may not be able to change the past, or understand what occurred,
but with one breath at a time we can open up the space for a future,
in which one day we will leave the currents of anguish and despair
behind us, a future of connection rather than division,
a future of living in unity rather than separation.