Wednesday, October 22, 2014
There has always been those who sought to find answers among those who promise change amid carnage; salvation or nirvana among the corpses. It may come in the form of self-abuse, bad behavior, living in abusive relationships like with alcoholics or drug addicts (who says the "corpses" have to be someone's else's or necessarily even the physically dead?). Some have sought some sort of emotional or psychological solace by literally "sleeping with the enemy". Think of those who betrayed their families or countries and joined cults, the Nazis, the Khmer Rouge, or now, groups like ISIS or al Qaeda.
Those that beckon us toward paths of divine enlightenment, however new or exciting in appearance they claim to be, are rarely so. Their paths are often well trodden and bloody and usually ends with someone falling off a cliff like a bad horror movie. Neither the divine nor enlightenment come from the barrel of a gun or out of acts of violence. They come from self-reflection, from knowledge, and most of all, from respect.
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