Footbridge to Rough Ridge 2016 01 – Blue Ridge Parkway, Blowing Rock, North Carolina, October 16, 2016
The journey we all have to make–
as individuals, as a nation, and as a world of nations–
is the journey from the periphery to the center,
from the extremes to the heart of life and being.
We do this by seeing the enemy as a friend
who is holding up a mirror
reflecting us as we also are
back to ourselves to recognize and reconcile ourselves to.
We are also what we hate.
The Bad Guys and the Good Guys share the same body.
We have to do the work of seeing that it is so,
and come to terms with the fact
that the qualities we despise in others
are quite at home in ourselves.
We will never live at peace with one another
until we are at peace with ourselves.