our work is love…

when so many seem hellbent on destroying the world, our job is to love it. destruction is an outcome of not seeing clearly, of being moved by fear not addressed whose outcome can be aggression and hate.

on the other hand when we do see clearly, we can touch in to who we really are, to the underlying reality and our interdependence with others, and we can be moved by love.

we see so many moved by fear and aggression. democracy being undermined through lies and aggression, state and civilian gun violence, racist violence and hate crimes, hundreds of thousands allowed to suffer in many cases preventable death, generational families forcibly removed from their homes and land by an overreaching and aggressive government, and we see it in terrorist ideology. these are not examples of alignment with love, this is not how love moves.

love isn’t easy. love is hard work. love needs our attention, our presence, our humility, our spaciousness, our intention and dedication.

our work is not destroying the world or each other. our work is loving the world and each other.

~j

#love #life #path #practice #EngagedBuddhism #JMWart #JinpaLhaga

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