M23 announces intentions to disarm but the scars of the most used weapon will continue to kill

From CNN:

The “rape capital of the world”

Congo’s wars have left more shock wounds on women’s body than on the streets and buildings of that country. Rape has become the most used, effective, yet cheapest weapon in that war, used to displace, punish, humiliate and destroy families and communities on an industrial scale.

It’s a slow form of psychological murder, deliberately tearing the social fabric of an already bruised and battered society. And in the age of HIVAIDS this tactic promises to kill even more Congolese people long after the wars in that country end.

 

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Inspiration and Wisdom: Meditation Prayer

Starting a new section in Inspiration and Wisdom.  If you would like to use these prayers in your own practice we can share our energy together and give each other strength. Now go forth and focus on the space between your eye brows, your third eye. Image

Dance, when you’re broken open.
Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off.
Dance in the middle of the fighting.
Dance in your blood.
Dance, when you’re perfectly free.