We see hatred thrown in our faces, like shit flung at a fan. As facts and evidence are replaced by opinion and innuendo, while tribal rhetoric spews its own brand of hate. The true anger in all this belongs only to the victims. While the rest of us should be examining our own conduct and asking, “what have I done to create this?” A number of people I know have expressed some harsh comments, aimed at one side or the other. Yet nothing changes, nothing gets done.
I am no one’s judge and jury but my own. So as this time of mourning and sorrow take’s place let us ask, “what can I do?” Whatever side of the political fence you lean, understand we have a problem. More and more people are finding answers with a weapon. It shouldn’t be this way. We are creatures of language and cognitive thinking, yet we are also the most destructive.
Let us bring ourselves back to peace and balance. Look at the natural world see how it ebbs and flows then find your place. The distractions we surround ourselves with often pull us away from reality. That place where life flows and prospective can be clearly seen.
The trick is to not give into the noise and rhetoric. But instead see where true peace of mind comes. Does it flow from the anger that you feel? Or is your spirit more at peace when your eyes are wide open? Violence unfortunately is a fact of life. There will always be individuals that only see solutions through hate. But we can change ourselves, and as a society make better rules. See anger for what it is, a part of life that must be kept in check.