Fearless Reason

Fearless reason in an age of frightened absurdity.

Tag: enemy

Pity My Mad Blind Brother

I will not
have you
as my enemy
nor cast hatred
your way.

is too precious
too great a burden.

I will not
taint myself
with anger
nor reject you
as myself.

I greet you
not as enemy
but as lost aspect
of my own soul.

through eyes
clouded by the darkness
of a blind heart.

by the madness
of a hallucination
of the separate self.

my mad
blind brother
is the only burden
I will bear.

Love Thy Enemy

The only way to destroy one’s enemies is to have none. There is no evil, only delusion. There are no enemies, only god. Only the heart’s capacity to disintegrate the differences between self and other-self can end the cycle of fear, hatred, and ignorance. That means blinking at neither the light nor dark, and looking even at one’s enemies and saying, “We are one body. You are me as well, even though you hate me and wish to destroy me.”

Love is the radical and unconditional acceptance of another being. It is the acknowledgement of other as self, and the acceptance of that other-self, even though they hate you or wish you harm. Avoid or withdraw from those beings who seek to harm you, but never make them your enemy.