As members and friends of the Center of Studies and Reflection, Hudson Valley Park, we extend our deepest concern and wishes of well-being to all of you. Everyone of us is profoundly touched by the challenges of this moment and, while we are not gathering as a group at the Park until it is safe to do so, we want to extend our deepest desire for the well-being of our community and planet at large. There is no place where these heartfelt wishes for healing and reconciliation cannot reach.
No matter who you are, or what your circumstances, you are never truly alone. As Silo stated so beautifully in The Path: “Do not imagine that you are alone in your village, in your city, on the Earth, or among the infinite worlds”. Each one of us has a Purpose here, guided by the best intentions and aspirations that lies deep in the heart of every human being.
So let us ask for all of our loved ones, known and unknown, who need our need help in this moment. Let us ask for all the “front liners”, the people who are today’s heroes—with their vocation of healing and caring for others. Let us ask for those people who are also frightened, sick, or anxious because the future is uncertain. That they, and all of us, be comforted.
And let us ask for the world–that we all learn something vitally important from this crisis. And that we learn to discover how to build a new reality—one based on love and compassion, launched toward the future. A future that moves towards a universal human nation in which every human is honored for their uniqueness as part of our one, diverse, global family.