Fearless Reason

Fearless reason in an age of frightened absurdity.

Tag: love thy enemy

Refuge in My Soul

I’ve taken
refuge
in my soul.

You are the
only thing
that is real
I whisper.

You are the
only thing
I can control
I sigh.

I cannot
cure the
madness of men.

I cannot
make them
more loving
and kind.

I can only
be the change
I wish to see
in the world.

One act
of love and
kindness
at a time.

I will
love my
enemy.

Then
I will
have none.

I will
love my
neighbor
as myself.

Then
I will need
no fences.

I will
grow the light
within me.

Then
I will
lighten
the darkness
without.

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.