Today I am thinking about pathways to war and pathways for peace.
Today, I tried to explain myself during a discussion and found myself becoming angry - I felt the anger rising in my target zone - my gut. Then I felt the familiar movement of anger from "fight" to "flight" - I felt a need to flee - I wanted to be anywhere but there. I wanted peace but I wanted it cheaply.
"The real problem of war is ... in the instinct for violence and for resort to force which has become inveterate in the human race. Is this something that man can learn to change? If so, how does he go about it? What should he do? Where should the study of this dreadful problem begin? Who can say? Perhaps our first problem is to get rid of the illusion that we know the answer...." Thomas Merton, "Love and Living"
The best colour for today is Red Ochre.