Friday, November 23, 2012

From Shlomo to Shalom: The Secret of Opposites

There is great mystical reality in drawing from the strength and beautiful sides of all opposites. Only in the mysterious capacity to draw strength and beauty from all beings does the unity of heaven and earth appear on and through the contested land.
Nonviolence is the crown in the jewel of the unity of opposites. Violence destroys all coexisting opposites that epitomize human life, but nonviolence holds contradiction in its essence. Nonviolence expresses the paradoxical strength and power of not acting upon the very real realities of rage, injury and memory, whereas rage, ka’as, is the essential loss of prophetic and mystical reality.
Marc Gopin