Spiritual Perspectives, Zeitgeist / Monday, October 23rd, 2023

The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it. Through violence you may murder the liar, but you cannot murder the lie, nor establish the truth. Through violence you may murder the hater, but you do not murder hate. In fact, violence merely increases hate… Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Power of Words should not be underestimated. This short essay is an attempt to impress on the reader, that’s you, the importance on the clear definition of certain Words of Power that are lacking or corrupt in the current global events. Ignorance is NOT bliss, it is simply Ignorance. Embrace the intelligence within you. No one should be considered either inferior or superior. We are all at our individual stage of Experiential Life apprenticeship.

The Hebrew word shalom according to Jewish theology, comes from a Hebrew verb meaning ‘to be complete, whole’. Although “peace” is the usual translation, it is an incomplete one, because shalom, which is also cognate with the Arabic salaam, has multiple other meanings in addition to peace, including justice, good health, safety, well-being, prosperity, equity, security, good fortune, and friendliness

Evil, in a general sense, is defined as the opposite or absence of good. Elements that are commonly associated with personal forms of evil involve unbalanced behavior including 
angerrevengehatredpsychological traumaexpediencyselfishnessignorancedestruction and neglect.

Empathy is the capacity to understand or feel what another person is experiencing from within their frame of reference, that is, the capacity to place oneself in another’s position. Compassion and sympathy are terms associated with empathy. Sympathy is a feeling of care and understanding for someone in need.

by AbZu

Student of the Ineffable, Star Child (we all are).

Unconditional Love

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