Tag Archives: personal

Speaking to the deaf

Loyalty is not a virtue—unless omerta is, unless conformity, accommodation and codes of conduct are, unless the virtues are strategic, personal and exclusionary. Make no vows, Jesus said, speaking to the deaf.

Owning it

Disappointment, resentment, frustration—these are personal failings. They originate with me; I sustain them. I am responsible for me. If I am hurt, I hurt myself. If I am helped, I help myself.

The universal and the particular

Kindness is not personal. It’s like health—an activity of consciousness.

Consciousness is not personal. Love is not personal. We are individual expressions of the same consciousness. If we are ‘in love’, we are in love with ourselves.

Is there a concept more sterile and tome-ish than that of a family tree?

The tribal mind is what takes us to war. It’s why humans kill humans.