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  •  I knew that was it... (10+ / 0-)

    I knew there would be a catch to the story.  The idea that we must have "bad" with the "good" is a lie.  So deep-seated is our despair, our "original sin" if you like, that nearly everyone on earth believes that we cannot have only good.  We think we cannot have good without bad, but I've seen lots of babies, human and non-human, whose sleep was pure, whose smiles came from such peace...long before they had a chance to learn despair.  I don't believe this is balance, this universal idea that we can't have one without the other.  I believe it is the seat of ego's calamity, that part of us that insists we are separate and separated selves, isolated from one another.  

    That's a lie, too.  We are entering a new way of being, and the election of Barack Obama is part of it.  

    Don't take my word for it.  Look inside yourselves.  We need not continue the old ways...I can't say more.  Read my diaries.  Sorry, I got upset.  

    "There are great men and women who go unknown. Their contemporaries ignore them." --Seth.

    by wewhodream on Sun Jan 25, 2009 at 05:47:05 PM PST

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