I have a friend in Israel who wrote me this morning about a young Arab man he met recently. This man is from an Arab village in the north of Israel, and is living and working in Tel-Aviv. He supports his family – but they don’t accept his gayness. The man told my friend that he has recently been attacked by Israeli thugs because of being Arab. When he came to visit him yesterday, my friend insisted on walking him back home to protect him from any possible assaults. This story brought joy to my soul. Last night I saw a German movie about how a Jewish woman was treated in Germany after the war. As I was walking home from the movie I saw a sign written on the pavement – “Life is about knowing what you live for”. I had no doubts that I live for Self – healing. Moment by moment, breath by breath, making whole and loving the parts in me – I feel separate from. The Self-violence. The Self-abandonment. The Self-exploitation. The Self-loathing. The Self-dispalcement. The shame. I know this is work for a life time, and times of wars and violence, are the grist for the mill, the best opportunities. I’m reminded by the Hopi elders that it can be done in a sacred manner & in celebration -:).
Samuel Jakob Kirschner, Voice Of The BREAZE
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