- js reader version
- view hidden posts
- tags and related articles
Tuesday, May. 18, 2004 at 6:51 PM
A short peice in response to the recent beheading of Nick Berg.
berg2.jpg, image/jpeg, 347x450
A Response to Violence
More gruesome images and videos hit the street today. This time it was an unlucky citizen of the U.S. who had his head cut off. As horrific and grisly as it is, it is but a symptom of a much deeper problem which is growing like a cancer in the hearts of people the world over. The cycle of violence continues to spin out of control. Some people, it seems, love to have a reason to be filled with hatred and anger and fear, which so often leads to acts of violence and destruction and terror.
So, once again a crisis appears and challenges the world with its frightful implications. However, this crisis, like so many recent crises, can also be used as an opportunity. It is an opportunity for the human species to come to an entirely new, higher level of consciousness. It is an opportunity for humanity to re-discover the eternal spiritual truths that are so often smothered by overly simplistic either-or models of thinking. It is an opportunity for everyone to start uprooting the world’s fears and start planting seeds of love in their place.
Evil, if it exists in form at all, ultimately cannot be overcome by being destroyed with violence. It must be transmuted and uplifted and redeemed for something much higher. This can only be accomplished by using the infinite power of divine, spiritual, Love.
It’s time to start thinking outside the bomb. Everyone has a part to play in the global transformation and the rising of consciousness. Some are born to lead; others are destined to follow. Religions and politics and the corporate news will not provide the leadership that is required. False prophets are deceiving many with their belligerent calls for violence and death.
The answers to all these problems lie within each one of us and can be accessed with prayer and meditation. Despite its appearance, the best qualities of life are often hidden inside us where we’re most afraid to look. By loving yourself and then the world, as horrible at it may appear to be, you immediately become part of the solution to the many deep rooted problems that haunt our planet today. When enough people come to understand this simple truth, a movement will begin to usher in a new age of reason and enlightenment, filled with peace and prosperity, embracing the awesome power of Love and nonviolence.
Report this post as:
LATEST COMMENTS ABOUT THIS ARTICLE
Listed below are the 10 latest comments of 2 posted about this article.
These comments are anonymously submitted by the website visitors.
||Thursday, May. 20, 2004 at 6:27 PM
GUIDE TO REBEL CITY LOS ANGELES AVAILABLE
lausd whistle blower
Help KCET and UCLA identify 60s-70s Chicano images
UCLA Luskin: Casting Youth Justice in a Different Light
Change Links April 2018
Nuclear Shutdown News March 2018
Join The Protest Rally in Glendale on April 10, 2018!
Join The Protest Rally in Glendale on April 10, 2018!
Spring 2018 National Immigrant Solidarity Network News Alert!
Anti-Eviction Mapping Project Shows Shocking Eviction Trends in L.A.
Steve Mnuchin video at UCLA released
Actress and Philanthropist Tanna Frederick Hosts Project Save Our Surf Beach Clean Ups
After Being Told He's 'Full of Sh*t' at School Event, Mnuchin Demands UCLA Suppress Video
Resolution of the Rent Strike in Boyle Heights
What Big Brother Knows About You and What You Can Do About It
Step Up As LAPD Chief Charlie Beck Steps Down
Our House Grief Support Center Hosts 9th Annual Run For Hope, April 29
Don’t let this LA County Probation Department overhaul proposal sit on the shelf
Echo Park Residents Sue LA Over Controversial Development
Former Signal Hill police officer pleads guilty in road-rage incident in Irvine
Calif. Police Accused of 'Collusion' With Neo-Nazis After Release of Court Documents
Center for the Study of Political Graphics exhibit on Police Abuse posters
City Agrees to Settle Lawsuit Claiming Pasadena Police Officer Had His Sister Falsely Arre
Professor's Study Highlights Health Risks of Urban Oil Drilling
Claims paid involving Pasadena Police Department 2014 to present
Pasadenans - get your license plate reader records from police
LA Times Homicide Report
More Local News...
What does the Quran Say About Islamic Dress??
Biodiversité ou la nature privatisée
The Market is a Universal Totalitarian Religion
Book Available about Hispanics and US Civil War by National Park Service
The Shortwave Report 04/20/18 Listen Globally!
The Republican 'Prolife' Party Is the Party of War, Execution, and Bear Cub Murder
Paraphysique de la dictature étatique
Book Review: "The New Bonapartists"
The West Must Take the First Steps to Russia
Théorie générale de la révolution ou hommage à feu Mikhaïl Bakounine
The Shortwave Report 04/13/18 Listen Globally!
“Lost in a Dream” Singing Competition Winner to Be Chosen on April 15 for ,000 Prize!
The World Dependent on Central Banks
Ohio Governor Race: Dennis Kucinich & Richard Cordray Run Against Mike DeWine
March 2018 Honduras Coup Again Update
Apologie du zadisme insurrectionnel
ICE contract with license plate reader company
Black Portraiture(S) IV: The Color of Silence...Cuba No...Cambridge Yes
Prohibiting Micro-Second Betting on the Exchanges
Prosecutors treat Muslims harsher than non-Muslims for the same crimes
Amy Goodman interview on cell phone safety
Mesa, Arizona police officer kills unarmed white man
Israeli leaders should be prosecuted for war crimes
Paraphysique de l'autorité
Two Podcasts on fbi corruption
Fbi assassins assault & try to kill DAVID ATKINS
More Breaking News...