söndag 7 september 2014

Forgive them, they know not what they do

Profound video.

Message that will take us from being 'humankind' to kind humans.

Here is the video: https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152687483099769

Some of the transcript (but please see the video): "How do we fix Ferguson... And we fix Ferguson in the same way we fix Afghanistan, Gaza, Chicago, Palestine, Gaza... And that is to stop. We have to stop and be open to the possibility that we have been brainwashed on every single level of our life. Brainwashed with thoughts – thoughts that we fought over, died over, killed over, gotten angry, sad and depressed over. We are so loyal to these thoughts, we got to question them. They were created by the culture we were born in . It taught us that race was real, and we believe it. It taught us that war and violence creates peace and we believed it. It taught that love was weakness and we believed it. But open any history book. And you will notice a trace. Every generation after generation, same story over and over again. We tried everything from politics, to protests, to marches, to riots, but none of it works. It creates short term results, not lasting solutions. Just because our parents, or grand parents believed something doesn’t mean we have to repeat it….

This is our time. We have a real chance to make a difference. Or we can do something over and over.. We forgot about who is looking on the outside, which is ourselves. Who are you, who are you in the deepest sense. I am not talking about your race, your ancestory, I am not even talking about your memories. .. Who are you in the deepest sense? Because figure that out. There will never be external peace, if there is not first internal peace. Once you figure that out – I promise you the entire world will transform, it will change. And as more and more people find themselves, [hu]mankind has the opportunity to transform into kind [hu]man.
Jesus once said forgive them they know not what they do. They know not what they do, because they know not who they are. ....

I would add 'beyond species'. Love and compassion to all sentient beings (that's why I don't eat meat, fish, dairy, eggs, or use animals in any other way; I don't want to harm anyone; and animals are exploited, harmed and often killed in the production of these products).