Fearless Reason

Fearless reason in an age of frightened absurdity.

Tag: pain

Wed to Suffering

We are not
haunted
by our memories.

We
haunt
them.

We
revisit
the past.

Searching
for
meaning.

Picking
at
scabs.

Pain
becomes
us.

Divorced
from the
present.

We are
wed to
suffering.

Evil is a Delusion of the Soul

Evil
is a delusion
of the soul.

Born of an
uncomprehending
heart.

Perpetuated
by the ego’s
desire for
gratification.

Deluded
dreams
of separate
beings.

Create
perceptions
of separation
to justify hatred.

Manifesting
as violent action
for the ego’s
gratification.

We are never
more separate
than when causing
another being harm.

We are never
more deluded
than when ignoring
another being’s pain.

Evil
is a delusion
of the soul.

Crucified

Perhaps another meaning of the crucifix is that each of us does not merely bear a cross, but that each of us is crucified in the process of living. Life is suffering, and if it has a purpose, perhaps it is to release our own indwelling Christ consciousness. The only constant of life is the impermanence of form. All happiness fades, just as all sorrow comes to pass. Our suffering causes us to have more compassion for those who suffer. Our losses, as inevitable as they are senseless, force us to search for the constant within.