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Fences

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higher fences won’t bring us safety. longer working hours won’t bring us safety. bigger houses won’t bring us safety. more expensive cars won’t bring us safety.

that first hurricane or bank collapse or job loss or illness or death changes everything.

we build again, get a new job, begin chemo therapy, switch banks, until it all happens again.

more money, more insurance, more I.D. badges, more security won’t bring us safety.

True safety, real safety resides in the knowing that we always were “safe”.

Perhaps that first act of violence on the planet was in direct response to a sudden fear of being attacked. Perhaps when we buy insurance, we will suddenly need insurance. Perhaps when we build that first fence, we suddenly have an enemy to keep out.

Perhaps we always were “safe”.

Perhaps we still are, and that the minute the fences come down, the insurance is let go, the police become surfers, doctors become gardeners and lawyers become painters, the natural balance of the universe will reassert itself.

and we will be “safe” as we once again surrender to the natural flow and transformation of life.

When we come to terms with the truth that nothing material lasts and that the universe is designed to change on a moment to moment basis.

in the meantime: not feeling safe?

breathe.

you are.

Fear – less

We seem to be living in a time of deep fear, with this verdict, with the anti-women laws, with the gun violence, with the surveillance state. And there seems to be no leaders out there advocating acceptance of others, kindness, non violence. It will probably be up to us. We may have to — peacefully — take on again the battles we thought our parent’s had won. There’s always been a dark core to America which we haven’t faced. Our foreign policy, our politics, our economics, our entertainment all speak to violence and the valuelessness of life. They have us fighting each other while those in power rob the bank. Like our ancestors and parents we will have to once again come out of our comfort zones, get our heads out of the sand, stop seeking the superficial and stand up for human dignity. Change won’t come from those in power, like Brazil and Egypt and Turkey, it will have to come from the people. Violence only creates violence. Anger only creates anger. Hate only creates hate. We’re all going to have to go deeper. Love and light to everyone suffering today and always.