Two days ago, I was on my way to Casa de Paz, en route to carpool for the Awakin gathering in Santa Clara. Just as I neared the house, on 36th and Foothilll, I found myself right in front of a shooting. Three teens, all dressed in black, got down from an SUV and opened fire. Lots of shots were fired, but fortunately, no one was hurt on this day. As I saw all this unfold right in front of my eyes, for the first time in life, I was certainly shaken up. If one of those bullets came my way, I wouldn't be here. Yet, I am here and I felt it to be a sign that I need to be here. In the carpool ride, as I was debriefing with Pancho
, he shared a lot of profound insights from many of his own experiences. One thing he said was, "Many people's fearlessness awakens fear in others, but when that fearlessness comes from a space of inner stillness, it awakens love in others. That's why we meditate two hours a day."