to life!

The world will continue to change dramatically, but fighting and war can destroy us utterly. What we need now are techniques of harmony, not those of contention. The Art of Peace is required, not the Art of War.

~

Morihei Ueshiba

how do we work against the current rise of fear, anger, hatred seeded from the highest seats of power without devolving into fear, anger, and hatred ourselves?

this is the question for our time.

there is no healing through aggression, there is no life through being at war.

our motivation, our strength, the course of our path must be drawn from love and sourced from the fiercest, most steadfast compassion. the stakes couldn’t be higher.

may we offer our lives to stand with those who are marginalized and targeted, those who are “othered.” to always speak truth to power that racism and hate have no place in our society, and no home within our hearts. may we do the work in ourselves and outward into society. as above, so below. as within, so without.

when those in power attempt to drag us down with fear and aggression, we will rise even higher through love and tenderness, in harmony with life.

~j

#TheLongArc #PlantingSeeds #ArtOfPeace #FierceCompassion #nonaggression #NoFear #OneLove #life #Bodhisattvas #EngagedBuddhist #Zen #enso #JMWart #JinpaLhaga

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