After yesterday’s bomb explosions at the Boston Marathon, you might be wondering how to hold such acts in your heart and mind. What exactly is a loving, unified response to such violence? Lee Harris shares this beautiful approach:
“The ‘heart of war’ is in us as a culture and has been for thousands of years. Some have it strongly in their system, all of us have at least a seed of it, in the now or in the past. The way we collectively shift it, is to focus on love, forgiveness and becoming a different way of being. Getting angry is part of that journey sometimes, as a release, but if we STOP at anger, we don’t move the energy – we just become conflict ourselves. We may be angrily opposing something but we are just as angry as those throwing their anger at us.
Be strong and boundaried to conflict by all means, and decide in your heart and your self that you want conflict around you on Earth to transmute. Conflict is coming up and out of people more and more, the more they become empowered. Think of it as a detox from inside the self. Conflict and the experience of it can be part of the detox journey. Conflict will also rise the more that some parts of ‘the governing system’ of our world, reveals places we have been let down by it. This will come out more in the coming years.
If we as a people get angry and turn to vengeance at these moments, we just perpetuate the energy that created such oppression. It’s not always easy, but in basic terms, that great quote ‘become the change you wish to see in the world’ rings true here.”
~~ Lee Harris on The Heart of War