On not becoming what I hate

These days I get pretty angry and it’s not pretty! I’m in need of a good meditation. Like this one.

“We have the wrong perception that we are separate from the other…. So in a way Trump is a product of a certain way of being in this world so it is very easy to have him as a scapegoat. But if we look closely, we have elements of Trump in us and it is helpful to have time to reflect on that.” – Brother Phap Dung, quoted in “A Zen Master’s Advice on Coping with Trump,” Huffington Post.

It gives reason for the likes of me (or is it “I?) to stop and look within as well as out.

Click Zen and the Art of Activism for a “good meditation”.



  • Gordon C. Stewart, Chaska, MN, March 30, 2017.

2 thoughts on “On not becoming what I hate

  1. Definitely “me.”

    Yes, it is difficult to impossible to remain sufficiently detached. His desired goals seem to define someone who wants not merely to aggrandize himself and others in the 1%, but to hurt as many as possible. Indeed, in the case of his removal of environmental regulations he will hurt every living human being as well as many animals. “Hurt” being a ridiculous euphemism for “drive to extinction.”

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