The Avoidance of our own Humanity -7/09/10

I have often been intrigued with revenge. The feeling of control it provides those who dispense it. We have seen it used in film and literature as a justification for the taking of life or mistreatment of others. Gandhi dedicated his life to the understanding of this destructive power, his quote "An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind" is profound and layered with wisdom. I believe the blindness Gandhi spoke of is the avoidance of our own vulnerability, pain, sadness, and all areas we show humanity. The fear of vulnerability has driven humans to genocide and isolationism, it has become the cause of loss of hope, and the destruction of relationships. The denial of ones own humanity creates a lack of acceptance of others.

Dean N. Nixon - Seminar Facilitator / Life Coach

1 comment:

  1. Wow, Dean, perfect timing. I am recently finding myself in a situation where I REALLY want to retaliate. I found myself getting ready to jump into a huge game of right versus wrong, all to protect myself from the judgment that was "possibly" on it's way. Fortunately I was able to see this and "post pone" my "jump", and after reading this post I can see so much clearer. Back to vulnerability eh. haha I am HUMAN!