Angry in the ultimate dimension
I close my eyes and look deeply
Three hundred years from now
Where will you be and where shall I be?
~Thich Nhat Hanh*
While Thich Nhat Hanh’s words are of anger, I believe they also apply to today’s uncertainty in that “…we are living in the most fear mongering time in human history. And the main reason for this is that there’s a lot of power and money available to individuals and organizations who can perpetrate these fears.”
…where fear is about danger that seems certain; anxiety is…”an experience of uncertainty.”
If there is a crack in human psychology into which demagogues wriggle, it is by offering psychological relief for the anxiety created by uncertainty…this is where a good scapegoat comes in; for example, There’ us — real Americans – then there are…”**
May equanimity fill the minds and hearts of all this holiday season and end this dangerous game of brinkmanship.
*cited: No Death, No Fear, Thich Nhat Hanh
**cited: Why We’re Living in the Age of Fear, Rolling Stone