I was in a heated vinyasa yoga class and in the middle of it we took a break from the poses and the instructor asked us to appreciate this moment. Appreciate that we took time out of our day to give to ourselves. Appreciate how we came to be in this room and how the universe allowed this to happen. And all I could think was, does it occur to anyone in here to pray to the Marines? We can sit in a heated room and "self care" ourselves to death in a safe and stable environment protected from adversaries and terrorists who seek to destroy our way of life. Maybe it's not the universe or ourselves that gave us these things, maybe it's people deeply based in reality that understand safety is only attained by having the biggest gun- the strongest military. "If you want [inner] peace, prepare for war." I'm not saying we should all take a moment every day to thank the generals, but I'm saying maybe it makes more sense than thanking ourselves?