Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Day 19: Pain
An hour after doing rigorous abdominal exercises yesterday, I had painful cramps; they continue somewhat today. Perhaps lack of food has contributed to some type of imbalance? Whatever this case, a key fact emerges: fighting for peace can be painful. Warfare & hostilities are the foundation of certain corporate & military interests - peace undermines their operations. Some people are passionate about revenging themselves upon others - we risk our health standing in their way. But War brings more pain, indiscriminately. Look at the crying faces of mourners, whose tears herald the wider guilt of those indifferent or inhumane. Can we take up their pain and nurture it toward positive ends? Even in the midst of pain, we each in a small way can generate grace & kindness.