Sunday, January 17, 2016
Transforming and Transcending Hate
(In a World Pregnant with Fears)
I have come to the conclusion that only when we, are able to embrace hate in the other, are we capable to nurse our own, to actively practice, work on transforming it, as we journey, to its polar opposite, in order to transcend it with a vulnerable heart in a world most pregnant with fears.
It's clear to me that, if we're not at least on the conscious journey to actively be, minute-by-minute present, in loving Tango with our own pain/suffering and/or hate, when the other presents us with the divine opportunity to practice transforming our own human frailties, we will turn our backs in fear of recognizing our less-than-human selves in the other; therefore, unable to turn the other cheek, we will unfortunately engage the other in warring kinds.
Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service!
“If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.”
--The Dalai Lama