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On slow motion violence

imageViolence can also happen in slow motion. All you have to do is stop moving while everything else keeps moving.

It is a blow to the stomach of space and time.

Of course, to feel the pain may take a while. You could spend weeks doing nothing, without seeing the injury that is forming minute by minute.

Next thing you know, the lack of motion has made it’s dent: cable tv is gone, the dental cavity has formed, the angry email from your boss has arrived or, my favorite, you suddenly realize you have not started that awesome project you keep talking about.

So yeah, absolute stillness is violence.

Even the Buddha took a hit before discovering the middle way.

So, in order to avoid this, all you have to do is move along. Move to the rhythm of everything else that’s moving around you.

To move is to love yourself and everyone else around you.