Then to come to understand that the terrorists have been recruited on the internet is heart-breaking! What is going on in a young person's mind, to want to die a martyr? I truly do not understand it.
But upon further reflection I thought about our own tendencies to answer the call of the inner saboteur who tells us that we are evil, wrong, flawed and bad. That is the voice that tells us that we are not good enough, that we need to "fix" the unfixable. It is the voice that causes us to hide our true feelings behind an addiction, to hide our vulnerabilities, and to live in constant fear.
When we succumb to advertising whose purpose it is to make us feel insecure with our smell, our shape, our weight, our hair, our clothes and even our shoes, we are recruiting an inner terrorist. We have done a pretty good job as a society.
There is a current popular song that sums it up. Colbie Caillat, "Try." She sings that we don't have to try so hard.
Just the way you are and just the way you are not, you are enough.