I am a mother of two young children. Frequently, on Saturday evenings my husband and I get a babysitter so that we may enjoy and evening at the movies. Going to the movies in some ways has a correlation to yoga. While sitting in that darkened room you forget about everything else and are connected to the drama playing out in front you. Lost in the story. Just as when you are on your yoga mat you let go and focus on the moment. Lost in both your mental and physical selves. What happened in that Aurora, Colorado movie theater is so horrific and disturbing. I think about all those people who went into that theater for two hours of entertainment, and how many lives are changed by the senseless act of one evil man. Nothing is this world is fixed or permanent, according to Buddhism. Everything is subject to change and alteration. Change is the nature of all things in life, from the ebb and flow of the ocean waves, to the trees losing their leaves each Autumn. Without impermanence, life is not possible. Steve Jobs famously said "If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you'll most certainly be right." I cannot make sense of what happened in Colorado, nor will I step foot inside a movie theater without trepidation for a long time. But the next time I feel tempted to complain because my kids are driving me crazy, my husband is a slob, or the sub in my favorite yoga class was disappointing, I will certainly remember all those people in Aurora and know that none of that matters. I will simply be grateful. Enjoy each moment of your life!