March 22, 2016

Violence and the Need for Power.

The word violence comes from the Latin word vis, meaning “life force.”

Renaissance doctors …….taught (that) all people ….have an explosive force ready within them to be unleashed into the world. …..When we allow ourselves to exist truly and fully, we sting the world with our vision and challenge it with our own ways of being.

Author, Thomas Moore taken from his book Care of the Soul

Thought:

I am longing for some help in understanding the Easter story. With 3 friends I watched and listened to the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and chorus brilliantly perform in action, Bach’s St. Mathew’s Passion. It was astounding and moving and marvellous and brutal. Why do we need to be so afraid of love that we have to try to destroy it? I think there is so much to think about and learn about and try to understand about this incredible story that lives in our culture and we carry in our very cells. A story we all know and have rituals around and I do not believe we give enough thought to the profound meaning. I do not believe I understand the profound meaning. Or at least I know, I don’t have the words for it.

Is a simple explanation for that story that we are so afraid of love and the power of love that we have to destroy it????

In the St. Mathews Passion that I saw a few days ago almost the last line was, “My father, my father, why hast thou forsaken me?”  They did not include the line, “ Forgive them for they know not what they do.”  Why would that be? To me, that is possibly the most important message/line in the story……

Hmmmmm…….thoughts?

Gratitudes:

I am grateful for a mind that wants answers, or at least thoughts and ideas, and welcomes learning and stretching

I am grateful my friend Dawn from Michigan will be visiting me for 4 or 5 days over the Easter weekend.

I am grateful my computer is being friendly with me today

I am grateful for a shift in attitude on my part that includes looking forward to potential new ideas beginning to ferment.

I am grateful for my life

 

Hugs and love to all. Our numbers are growing and I am grateful for that as well. Nancy

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