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Prince Ea: Why did I make this video?

"This is a topic that effects me as an ‘American’, I still remember where I was when 911 happened, I was in social studies class. I remember how it felt. Terrorists attacks are so inflammatory, some of us get so up in arms, that these primal emotions can blind us to taking a more mindful approach."

"Mindfulness and presence are really important if we want to solve these problems. We need to come from a place of love. Coming from a place of fear just perpetuates the same repeating cycle. If we are to see through the agendas of terrorism and the knee jerk reactions to them to find long term solutions; we need to come from love."

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Prince Ea: Why did I make this video?

"This is a topic that effects me as an ‘American’, I still remember where I was when 911 happened, I was in social studies class. I remember how it felt. Terrorists attacks are so inflammatory, some of us get so up in arms, that these primal emotions can blind us to taking a more mindful approach."

"Mindfulness and presence are really important if we want to solve these problems. We need to come from a place of love. Coming from a place of fear just perpetuates the same repeating cycle. If we are to see through the agendas of terrorism and the knee jerk reactions to them to find long term solutions; we need to come from love."

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