Saturday, January 8, 2011
The Dark Side
“Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.” Yoda
I have been pretty much stunned by the shootings in Arizona. I wonder what fear drove the shooter to do this dark deed. I wonder about how we treat each other. I wonder what the families of those who were killed or injured are thinking.
I don't know if any answers come out of insanity. I doubt it. I am simply mindful of how close the dark side may actually be.
Tonight I went to a meeting where the discussion was on the fourth step-- made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves. Fear is at the root of so many misconceptions, twisting logic and reason.
I am grateful to not feel fear, even in the face of so much that is fearful. Yet, there are still moments when I simply feel as if something good has been stolen from me. Like a light has been diminished and absorbed a bit by darkness.
Posted by Syd at 1/08/2011 08:33:00 PM