Primitive religion is not believed, it is danced!

Arthur Darby Nock

Earth's crammed with heaven,
And every common bush afire with God;
And only he who sees takes off his shoes;
The rest sit round it and pluck blackberries.

Elizabeth Browning

Monday, December 29, 2014

Anger is...... stupid?

Anger gives the illusion of clarity
A certain strength arises when we have an opinion and we know where we stand.
The difference between the clarity we believe we have hwen angry
And the clarity that results from actually seeing clearly
Is that aggression has its own narrow logic,
Which does not take into account the deeper level of causes and conditions
That surround each situation
                                                                                Dzigar Kongtrul (Buddhist Teacher)

It floats around
freely going where it will
finding any small space
into which it can slip

like a virulent virus
robbing us of power

makes us sick
it eats away at the fabric of our being
until our minds
are good for nothing
but throwing
out hatred
and rage
and moral blindness


There is no such thing as righteous anger
Anger in any form only makes us blind.
                                                Margaret Wheatley

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