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Sunday, October 02, 2011


October 2, 2011

There are several group protests (marches/sit-ins/occupations) happening here in the USA currently, and others are scheduled—mostly in support of the poor and needy and diminishing middle class (the latter of which has been the backbone of this so-called democracy heretofore) and against corporate greed, etc. There was an interesting discussion in one of my Yahoo groups (SpiritualPrep2012) recently that began under the heading, “Security, Peace, and Fulfillment Are All Within Us”—a wee bit of which I’ll share here.

Owner (whose thoughts and opinions I highly regard): “. . . When you react to something, like an injustice, you become bound to it. You cannot act properly, completely, when you are emotionally bound, merely reacting, such as in anger. You can only act truly when you attain a state of understanding, of seeing the injustice without your condemning or judging it. . . .”

Member: Do you think to protest is to react?

Owner: The mystics tell us there is really only one right kind of protest--to protest our own state of inner pain, conflict and confusion through self-study and understanding. When we protest outwardly against others and social conditions without doing our own inner work first [emphasis added], we are looking away from the source of our heartache and defeat, thus nothing ever truly changes out there for us. The key to attaining meaningful outer harmony is always attaining inner harmony first. It is a principle of life that the inner overcomes the outer, so it makes sense to protest inwardly against our own fears and insecurities with intent to transcend them and stop lashing out at sick society, which is, after all, nothing but an amalgamation of insecure individuals like ourselves.

My Thoughts: What comes to mind is the word "balance"--sometimes passive, sometimes active. One to the exclusion of the other is imbalance. However, there are times in one's life where one goes for a time, even years, of being passive--and vice verse. Of course, what is action for one might not be action for another. There are degrees of action, of protest. The bottom line is one is to follow one's own soul's inclination and not lose sight of that by letting ego/personality/body mind take front and center. To everything there is a season.

Martin Luther King, Jr.: "He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it." Mohandas Gandhi would agree.

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