President John F Kennedy
Martin Luther King and untold more... have all died
and left the world the legacy of who they were, what they believed in
and their right to be themselves.
They share the assasinations bullet, they died unexpectedly, a world of
people simultaneously opened their hearts and their gift was felt.
The gift of feeling is what distinguishes us as human and is the common
shared value that makes a humane society.
idea of 'sacrifice' in our shared common myths has always brought about
deep pain, but the aftermath is an opening of the heart caused by this
'pain'. It is apparent but unfortunate that this is an overriding
pattern but nonetheless it works... everytime. Tried and proven,
September 11 changed the coarse of history by bringing the deep
feelings of rage and anger to America.
| People that are being persecuted around the
world know these feelings and have to live with them everyday - it would
be like living in hell - us westerners do not go anywhere near these
feelings, except via the TV... but we can switch that off. There is no
Throughout history and mythology the sacrifice is for the better good.
Our soldiers are asked to die for us, to sacrifice their lives so we can
be free. Including being free from feeling all those feelings that are
too hard to bare. Bush vows to keep the fight 'over there' and 'not in
America' yet the terrorist has no boundaries and wants to bring us the
'feelings' that are too hard to bare.
gift of feeling is what distinguishes us as human
and is the common shared value that makes a humane society.
we need to feel these feelings to appreciate their plight since we are
doing so affluently well.
"It's not our fault that they see we are wealthy and get jealous and
want to kill us". Well not really, this is a pretty shallow viewpoint,
but in another sense we do flaunt our sexuality, and apparently they
have problem with it. Well it's their responsibility for watching and
they can switch it off. How I got onto television I don't know but it
does show we share some responsibility having broadcast the film that
someone in Bin Laden band saw - of planes going into a high rise - and
thought hmm.. good idea.
It came from Hollywood and I saw it a
few weeks after September 11 - it was B & W 50's spoof.. and it even
explained the steel would melt from the airliners burning fuel.
Just one small tiny example of how we are all connected in some way,
and all the little connections make the web of life, that we are
collectively responsible for called humanity.
Of coarse, In Australia we have missed out completely of any first hand
experience on our soil and have no idea what these feelings feel like
relentlessly day in and day out.
to the dream reflection.
|I see now that my dream was
about a sacrifice that was 'the big one' that as tragic as it could be,
would open the hearts and minds of the people of the world enough to
change the coarse of history and choose a different path. It would be up
to the leaders of the world to open their hearts enough to embrace their
enemy inside -- their hidden lost and forgotten feelings that allow them
to 'understand' what the leaders of the terrorists actually want. A
much deeper understanding. The terror has come to force us to
||The problematic area here is once a terrorist
always a terrorist since until he has terrorized he has not done his job
which includes dyeing.
But everyone one has their price, and I'm not talking about money, but
freedom. Freedom starts from within anyway, and moves out in
|One thing is for
sure - the history of war is a path that we don't need to continue
walking down... until someone forces us to - and that's the oxymoron -
force begets force - and so the only real solution...
only love has the power to change everything.
love has the power to change everything.