The war raging in America is between those who know what is certain and those who don't know what might be.
Both truth and lie associate with unpleasant companions.
But it is the lie that attracts most attention. Truth stays in the shadows.
If the mind congeals in one place and remains with one thing, it is like frozen water and is unable to be used freely: ice that can wash neither hands nor feet. When the mind is melted and is used like water, extending throughout the body, it can be sent wherever one wants to send it. This is the Right Mind.
(—Takuan Soho, “The Right Mind and the Confused Mind)
Racism, sexism, elitism -- these lies are belief systems too powerful to overturn.
Watching the 2013 "Let the Fire Burn" on Independent Lens about Philadelphia 1985 confrontation with MOVE. Sorrowful. And discouraging.
Those that pray and meditate are residents of the unknown and uncertain.
Religions cannot abide those that pray and meditate.
They are dangerous.
The see what is wrong.
They see the lie of the war.
They long for truth to be felt and followed.
In the name of what is holy.