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Humanity In The Grips Of Existential Fear…

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Grandfather Wisdom – Photograph by Toni Roberts

 

I stopped myself just in time as I was getting ready to fire off an angry, hateful response to an angry, hate-filled bigot who commented on one of my Facebook comments.

Ignore him,” my Better Self whispered. “Do you really want to engage at that level?”

I didn’t. And so, I decided to ignore his hateful remarks and if he persisted with comments, I would send him some “Love.” And, if I ultimately had to block him, I would.

No negative engagements for me—ever—end of report! I don’t have the space in my heart in which to hold both LOVE and HATE. And, furthermore, I understand the source of his hateful words: fear and insecurity. Neither is a stranger to this heart. Hateful racist words spring from feelings of being less than…of not mattering; from unmet needs and frustrations and from a sense of being threatened by people who are not members of one’s “tribe;” people who do not look like one. And who, to add to one’s frustration, may not even speak the same language. So there goes one’s last hope of communication, understanding or brotherhood.

I was not infected with this man’s fear-based anger because I am “Divinely Vaccinated.” And so, my initial angry impulse transformed into tears of sadness…sadness that we humans have strayed so far from who and what we essentially are. We have divided ourselves into warring tribes—now called nations—based on skin color and religions—which are all in essence, stories made up by the men of the tribes (differing slightly according to geographical location) in their unsuccessful attempts to assuage their own and others’ existential fear: not knowing who and what we are and why we are here.

And so, in false, fear-fueled bravado, we kill one another bolstered by the belief that Our God loves us best among all others and will surely smite our enemies.

Oh, humanity…with your childish hubris. Perhaps it’s time we all admit that we don’t know “jack” about anything; that we are all the frightened children of an unknown “Creator.” Perhaps it is time for us to turn within…to the heart…to that beating, pulsating organ at the center of our beings…whose activity or stillness defines life or death.

Perhaps the heart is the holder of the meaning of life…Toni Roberts

 

(Copyright: 1/23/2019-Toni Roberts)

 

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Truth Reveals ITSELF…

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Wild Stallion At Sunset – Photograph by Toni Roberts

 

when

FEAR

no longer

clouds

one’s

  VISION

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Whenever FEAR Rears Its Ugly Head…

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Light & Shadow On The Water – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

as it is prone to do

sooner or later…

under one set of circumstances

or another…

I simply take

FEAR

in hand and allow

the

omnipotent

omniscient

OMNIPRESENCE

that is part of

WHO

I

AM

to lead us both

out of the

darkness

and into

the

LIGHT

of

peace

understanding

acceptance

and

   RIGHT ACTION

 

 

 

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I Am Discovering…

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On A Clear Day One Can See Forever – Wetlands & L. I. Sound; NYC – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

that an

   INFLUX

and then immediate 

OUTFLOW

of

   DIVINE LOVE…

is the

ANTIDOTE

to

FEAR

ANXIETY

and all else that would do one

   HARM…

 

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Today, I Found Freedom…

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Freedom – Pencil Drawing/Photo by Toni Roberts

by letting go of

fear

and

preference

Today…In The Silence…I Came Face To Face With…

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1,000 Words; drawing/photo by Toni Roberts

the

mind-crippling

Fear

at the

Root

of all

Human

   Ills

   believe me

  It

was not

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