I missed this mornings class because I discovered too late that I had forgotten to register. I felt really dissapointed which signals for me hoe much I enjoy meditating together with you. But I wanted to share here the reason why I was late in the first place.
I was walking my dog this morning when my eye caught the peace flag in the fields near my village. It has been there since the start of the war, and the wind has taken many of its fibers. Of the dutch word for peace ' VREDE' only the first letters remain. For me this flag symbols the year that has passed. I looked at it and thought of the ruined cities in Ukraine, of the people who died, who mourn, who fight, who long for peace. And I wondered if there will be peace before this flag is fully blown in the wind. I felt my connection with them.