In a conversation I had this morning with a friend about the South Carolina church shooting, my friend said “We’re either in the love state or in a crazy state.” I completely agreed with that. I believe that we can save a lot of time & good energy remembering that. My friend spoke about how horrible & evil racism is, and that he could visualize the situation having grown up in a black church, and that someone must have seen this young man entering the church and be suspicious about what does a young white man do in a black church at a bible class. He kept repeating “How can this person live with himself? I heard my friends words, but couldn’t feel him. When I asked him “what do you feel in your heart?”, he said “I feel sad & angry and don’t know how to live with myself around this”. The moment he told the emotional truth, my heart opened, I felt compassion and connected to my MOJOE – joy, oxygen & ease. I was reminded that the worse thing about reacting to evil is taking it on. Before you know it, that which is evil ‘out there’ enters you and gets crazy glued inside you, and you can get stuck in a double whammy of having suffered an attack – attacking yourself.
What do you do, when you have been attacked? Do you take care of yourself & partner you care with a higher power, the breath, choosing joy, oxygen & ease, or do you go into stress & isolation, trying to figure things out alone in your head, choosing misery & oppression?
smauel Jakob Kirschner, Voice of The BREAZE