Monday, December 13, 2010

tolstoy thoughts

My heart has broken after reading Tolstoy's Hadji Murat.
A brave, sincere and honest minority being crushed under overwhelming forces, but standing unswayed and determined until the end.
What is it about this theme that grabs our hearts - and why is it in our world that the minority is never allowed to win?
Maybe the important thing to be learned is not in their lives being saved -
We cling to the importance of life. We try to protect and maintain it at any cost. Life can seem a threatened spark in the night.
But there's something more important than life..
Something larger and more beautiful than what human bodies can bear to contain.

"unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.."


  1. rings so true, my friend.
    hear it ringing

  2. i love that healing session at the end of the post.

  3. emily - 1.5 % OF THE POPULATION

    mikel - haha yes I guess I needed it

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  5. *to go [die]
    *themselves = itself [polarity is the highest state of matter but still a state of matter, while the divine may express itself in many facets it by its nature must be one, i think]