The world can only be rescued from the inside out, lovingly, not from the outside in, legislatively. For this reason, disregard the man who claims to know what is best for other people.
Peace is a state of mind, not a political achievement. It’s the absence of thought, not the presence of a prescribed social order. A peaceful mind is quiet, still, mirror-like. Mirrors are indifferent to what they reflect.
If everything happens as it must, where’s the sense in saying, “This should never have happened.”? Or: “This is unacceptable!” The word heaps of politics and religion may be understood as reaction formations whereby opposing tendencies are exaggerated and vilified. Ego needs its enemies.
We are exhorted to make a choice, pick a side, don a colour, follow a leader, take a stand. But isn’t the penny in my pocket two-sided? Am I not headed and tailed?
Studies indicate that there is a decline in the trust we have in our public institutions—civil, religious and otherwise. Let’s not be in a hurry to say this is a bad thing.