Friday, April 19, 2013

The Dark Demons of Extremism

We all suffer from bouts of extremism, some of us more often than others. This sickness is the result of being so near to an issue that it eclipses your view of the rest of the world. Most of us however, quickly recover from these temporary afflictions of ego. We can safely autocorrect ourselves back on the healthier path to a more open minded world view. But sometimes a person places themselves so close to an issue that they are sucked into it, like a star being ripped apart on the edge of a black hole. This is where an individual passes the point of no return. They unknowingly create their own event horizon. It is in that moment, when the boundary has been crossed that they have succumbed to the dark demons of extremism. These are the fallen angels of our own good intentions. We must slay these demons before our own ego allows them to manifest. If we do not, they will posses us and use our bodies for their own desires.

What is their desire? Violence. Violence against those who would show love and compassion to others. As we watch events unfold around let us recognize that some people are driven by extremism. Let us take a moment to reflect on our deeply held beliefs. Is there something inside of you that you would be willing to chose over showing love for another person? If so, you might want to take a step back and take a wider view. Don’t allow yourself to be sucked in too deep. Remember that the greatest thing you can do in life is love other people. Everything else passes away.

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