I was really thrown by this video (I’m most of you have seen it; I’m posting it late). For days, I haven’t been able to get it out of my head. Even as a kid, when I began to understand how hateful war was, I appreciated the situation our soldiers were in: in the trenches, in the jungle, fighting for their lives. But this—flying around in helicopters, picking off innocent people in the street, not out of malice, but out of lack of self-awareness—this is something to ponder. How quickly we are devolving toward apehood. Apekind.
I’ll post again today on a subject I might know more about, or with a lighter heart. But I wanted to share this: it’s for anyone who feels they could use to be woken up (you don’t have to watch the whole thing). I don’t know much about politics, really. But I know a little bit about ordinary delusion, just from watching my own mind. If there were any reason to learn to meditate, if you haven’t already, it would be this. If there were any time to practice, once you learn how, it would be now.