I almost forgot about September 11th until I noticed something in the news today. When I look at this photo I can’t help but think how much the men and woman who were there at Ground Zero are at risk from the intense amount of pollutants they ingested at the time.
It’s so strange for me to have completely forgotten about it (even though it’s known by its date name) because I was sure I’d never forget it, and yet I did.
It was surreal at the time. I remember where I was when I first heard. It was so bizarre I didn’t even register it.
L. Ron Hubbard describes the phenomenon of what happens when something completely violates what is real to you and how a shock like that can affect you not just then but in the future.
It actually reminded me of an earlier shock — when I was sitting, eating lunch at home in New York in November 1964 when the music on the radio cut out and the announcer said John F. Kennedy had been shot.
I’m reading Science of Survival right now as part of my study of the basics of Scientology and Dianetics (the series of books and lectures released in July by David Miscavige) and each day my understanding of myself and my life and other people comes up to a whole new level. And today I happened to be studying about losses and how they affect you both now and into the future.
Sometimes it’s hard to express in words how much I’m getting out of studying my Scientology basics, but I’m trying to share what I’m experiencing on this without getting too technical. To really understand it you should read the books and listen to the lectures yourself.