The goal for all who respect
An illusion necessary for
The state you must be in to
recognize your soul.
Distained by the hateful;
embraced by true lovers.
Successful banishment of all
that stirs inner turmoil.
Absolute focus on the present
while graciously embracing what is.
A paradox distinctly human: For
women being busy, for men inertia.
When wanting and needing are on
holiday with their cousins: Expectation, frustration and fear.
Essential for human progress
that depends upon contemplation and creative endeavors to solve
problems and overcome adversity.
Two distinct types that can
become intertwined: A lull in worldly confrontations and
conflicts, a brief tranquility in the human psyche.
- Perhaps tranquility
eludes ‘man’ because of his habit of reflecting and
- Perhaps there is a
spirit within that must be embraced before True Comfort can
- Perhaps when the inner
world depends on the outer world for succor there can never
- Perhaps respect for and
awe of diversity must be espoused fervently by all
- Perhaps when the fox
catches the hare it is satisfied; perhaps for hunter-man
this feeling is fleeting with the next challenge looming.
- Perhaps communication
and commerce will eventually bring the world together and a
peaceful ‘family of man’ will become a reality.
- Perhaps consciousness
that is accepting and loving resides in a womb-like
atmosphere where solace is perpetually present despite the
constant assaults and buffeting.
- Perhaps one day the
absence of violent confrontations will allow minds and
energies to focus on ‘life growth’ activities; perhaps then
the world will celebrate life not debase it.
- Perhaps peaceful people
worldwide should unite and heartily condemn violent activity
perpetrated by ignorant, superstitious zealots and all those
who would use force to impose their will on others.
- Perhaps when matter is
all that matters and the body’s health and survival are
paramount, the constant attention to the physical undermines
spiritual strivings which are the only means to inner peace.
ESSAY ON PEACE by EDWIN O'SHEA
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