Forgiveness recognizes that every person acts according to his highest level of consciousness. Which, in some cases, is lower than a snake’s belly in a wagon rut.
Soul cannot be summoned to manage a crisis. Soul is the crisis. Hells bells, it’s an earthquake, a precipitating principle, the reason why obtuseness and immoderacy self-destruct.
I had a chronic pain condition for more than 30 years before it suddenly lifted. It was a harsh teacher, like a Zen master with a teaching stick. But some of us need that.
Men are a mixture of yin and yang. Yin is the valley, the feminine principle; yang is the mountain, the masculine principle. Men with an excess of yang lead us to war; men with an excess of yin write poetry no one reads. We’ve been living in a yang nightmare ever since Constantine caught a vision of himself as a warrior Christ. Now, you may have noticed, things have begun to change. It’s getting quiet out there.