Bringing Peace to Everyday Moments
(Published Yoganonymous.com) Recently, I had an incident on my BART (San Francisco’s “‘metro”) ride home from teaching class.
A man was yelling loudly and appeared disoriented; he was being very disrespectful to a young woman right in front of me. In those first, fast moments of watching the scene in front of me, I was torn about how I should react. At that moment, I had a choice. I could ignore what was going on and remain silent, or I could step in. I chose to step in. I asked the man to stop, and when he did not, I helped the woman move to another car with me.
There are moments in life when we have to make a choice for peace even when adding into fear would be the easier route to take.