On this day, 10 years to the day, not much can be said that can capture the profound feelings of shock and disbelief of what we all experienced on that fateful day simply known as 9/11. What we do know is that we, those directly and those indirectly impacted were changed forever.
On that day we lost 3,000 + individuals who had the same dreams and aspirations as most of us do. From my point of view the greatest homage that can be paid to those who were taken from us so soon is that of reconciliation. It is time not to forget. No, we must remember them. But it is a time to forgive. There may always be radical extremist who will challenge our way of being. But the more people unite away from fear and hate to love and compassion the greater the possibilities to attain peace.
Remember all of the greatest teachers, masters, spiritual leaders whom we honor, whose teachings we follow and aspire to emulate, all practiced and preached tolerance, understanding, going within to find the truths and the light that lie awaiting our rediscovery. This is how to best reconcile that past and keep it present, by being mindful and present with all and everything around us.