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Moved by Love

On Mar 2, 2017 Mariette wrote:

I literally just clicked "post" on a story from this week's visit to prison, during which the men expressed the love they felt from watching a video of a classical music piece.  As they watched the 9-minute piece, their hardness, their facades, their stories visibly melted away.  They softened and settled into their chairs.  When it was done, I asked them what they felt.  "I felt joy."  "Yes, and I also felt sorrow."  "I felt love"  "He played from his heart."  Amazing to visually see these men connect to the deeper humanness that is transported and transformed by classical music.  It's a reminder of our common humanness and that love liquifies all fear.  Prison actually abounds of stories of love overcoming violence.  For example, unbeknownst to anyone, a man had decided to commit suicide by going on a killing rampage of the officers.  Four days before his selected date, he experienced unconditional love for the very first time in his life.  This man is now one I see almost weekly.  There are more...  And each brings a huge smile in my heart

On Mar 4, 2017 Namaste wrote:


On Mar 6, 2017 Deepak wrote:

 Have had my own roller coasters in life , however there is no malice , hatred or bitterness towards none , only acceptance . Moved on and this experience made me compassionate human being .


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