While I was living in Jakarta, Indonesia, I left for a workshop in Sumatra, and a bomb exploded in Jakarata.
When I came back to Jakarta from Sumatra, a volcano erupted in Sumatra.
I felt guilty in both experiences, wondering why I was spared, and other living beings were injured or killed.
While in Florida, I lived through a hurricane, and again I questioned why I was spared from harm or death.
I have asked myself, WHY? Why am I here???
I realized, a part of my “I” is being chipped away each and every time. These situations are helping me to pull the focus away from me, and my attachments, and more on the needs of others.
If we are never given the opportunity to ask questions, it will be impossible to expand our awareness.