I had a rough night. A terrible & persistent headache I couldn’t shake. Of course the mind is always trying and failing to figure out the exact reason – “why is this happening to me?” But the real reason is in the intention, and the intention is in being. The”Raison d’etre” – my reason for being is breathing love, and that’s what I did with the headache for several hours. I feel relived to be pain free.
As I was reading what Netanyahoo said about the Muslim Mufti convincing Hitler to exterminate the Jews, it reminded me of a similar reaction I had some years ago when the Iranian Prime minister Ahmadinejad, said that the holocaust never happened. The intention of these two leaders was similar – to scare people, confuse them and twist the truth to make a point. Just like my anxious voice was trying to scare me and make a point about my headache ‘being dangerous’. I needed to take care of mySelf and have compassion for that voice. Both Netanyahoo & Ahmadinejad have an existential anxiety that they are not taking care of, and it distorts their truth. Leaders who aren’t taking care of themselves in that way are dangerous. They can start a war because they’re anxious, and are not taking care of their anxiety. The unarguable truth, is kind & compassionate and it sets you free. But you have to earn & own up to it by being kind & compassionate to your anxiety about the arguable truth. Being human includes loving the headaches, the heart aches, the pains in the butt & the anxiety about the arguable truth. I don’t know about you, but I know I’m not voting for anyone who is trying to scare me in the next elections.