May 24 2017

A Note about the Manchester Bombing

Published by at 7:48 am under Poetry Chaikhana Misc.

My heart breaks for the people of Manchester traumatized by the recent bombing there.

Every time a terrible incident like this happens, whether it occurs in the west, or Turkey, India, Pakistan, wherever, I always want to make a statement. But it is easy to sound bland or ineffective or, worse, hypocritical.

I won’t try to suggest simplistic solutions, political or spiritual. What it absolutely does require is an engaged heart, courage, rather than fear, and clear seeing.

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  1. Annaon 25 May 2017 at 8:53 am

    Timelines are shifting
    So fast
    Now
    Simultaneously…

    High Heart
    Knows as
    To where to Focus
    Attention…

    “Don’t try to control life.
    Witness it.”

    Witness it…,indeed.

    And Rumi so beautifully said:

    “Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing
    and rightdoing there is a field.

    I’ll meet you there.

    When the soul lies down in that grass
    the world is too full to talk about.”

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