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Look Beneath the Surface
Published On: Oct 16, 2023
“I know the world is bruised and bleeding, and though it is important not to ignore its pain, it is also critical to refuse to succumb to its malevolence.” — Toni Morrison
Every day I look carefully at the world around me and make choices about what I will let into my heart. I see pain and suffering, injustice and vengeance but I also see good people helping others. The movements in the world are like a chess board, every day there is a new move made. If I see only the surface level, I see moves and counter moves. I notice these moves but do not delve into their details or repercussions. Instead, I pay attention to the invisible chess game beneath the surface. I see energies shifting back and forth between peoples and places, a continuous dance over generations, always seeking to return to balance. What is the real story I am seeing unfold in the world? Today let me look beneath the surface. (Photo by Felix Mittermeier)