“Ultimately, we have just one moral duty: to reclaim large areas of peace in ourselves… And the more peace there is in us, the more peace there will be in our troubled world.” Etty Hillesum
I write this post “dazed and confused” on the Eve of the National Election 2020. (Well, not “Eve” precisely as it is still three days away.) And I find myself so regrettably distracted from what matters most: my soul. It’s almost as if my inner life has ceased to exist.
Okay. In this craziness, I know fully that I cannot change the world. Still, I must, nevertheless, continue to participate in it… with love and compassion and kindness—a messenger of peace. And I fully intend to do just that.
But, I fear that not everyone sees it that way. Many do. Just not everyone. And unfortunately those that choose defiance and violence and vitriol are those that “make the news.” And those that “make the news” seem to be perceived as those who represent the whole. And those that “make the news” mess with my head.
Like a little leaven in bread, a little evil goes a long way. It always has and will continue to do so until THE Next Chapter.
Still… I believe a little love will always eventually conquer the wreckages of evil and malice and hatred and selfishness.
For that reason, I sense, in my innermost core, that it is time to get “out of my mind,” for all my fears actively reside “in my mind.” Thoughts upon thoughts upon more thoughts. Fear mounting upon fear. But it is in the contents of my soul that I find the peace and security of the Divine.
So, my attempt today and in future days is to get out of my mind and back into the love and peace of my soul.
And God knows, I will be a better person for it.
Make Troubled Minds
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