“What’s love got to do with liberty? Just about everything! If we love our neighbors, we won’t steal from them, defraud them, or assault them. If we secretly hate or even judge them as stupid, foolish, or lesser than ourselves, we’ve stopped honoring their choices and started belittling them. We have separated ourselves from them instead of dwelling in the sense of equality and oneness. Because they are “other,” we can justify a bit of aggression against them “for their own good.” Tyranny begins with the belief that if we can bend others to our will, all will be well.” – Dr. Mary Ruwart
For in you, I see a divine spark, cradled by a old, wise and loving soul. What the world seeks, I find in you. What I thought was lost I found within you,
For in you, I find myself..
Written by Daniel Pinchbeck
When the spirit of revolution arises in the people, it promises to change not only the outer world but also the inner domain of thought, dream and desire. The desire for revolution is the yearning for the decisive event that ends the separation between dream and reality – the threshold when suffering is redeemed, when freedom is gained, here and now.
The wait has been a long one. ‘Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains,’ Jean-Jacques Rousseau observed, back in the eighteenth century. ‘One man thinks himself the master of others, but remains more of a slave than they are.’ Rousseau’s ideas ended up shaping the French Revolution.
The cry for freedom has been the persistent undertone in the music of the oppressed, those who sing for Kingdom Come, the rising of the new sun, for whom history is an unfinished melody or a call that awaits its response. The dream of revolution is a secular version of the monk’s desire for religious ecstasy, which erases the separation between subject and object, and, like fire, purifies as it scalds, transmutes as it consumes, creates as it destroys.
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